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Profile: Misterfixit

I Fix Things
Joined: Feb 2, 2007
Location: Nashville
Occupation: MiB, Ret.
Interests: Original Italian 12-string Eko found in a pawn shop
Birthday: Mar 9, 1944
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Song Comments by Misterfixit
Beck - Jack-Ass
(Feb 11, 2015 - 10:49)
 Kaisersosay wrote:

How dare you,,,,,why that Beyoncé,,, she ,, um she ,,,did ,,wait what has she done?

Beck all the way.  


Hey now, Mylie Cyrus or Lady Gagga or nothing!  "No Pasaron!  Viva Revolucion!"

Leon Russell - It Takes a Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train To Cry
(Feb 11, 2015 - 10:48)
 hayduke2 wrote:
'71!  Sue C had a party (we were in 8th grade) and she and the other ladies were ogling over Leon's album portrait, those killer shades and all that Super hair, the guys were all half-inhaling cigarettes and talking about the Mets…Leon was too deep for me at that time but his music is great to experience again (guess I've matured abit)


Always loved Hayduke's writings, BTW ...

Altan Urag - Ljii Mongol
(Feb 11, 2015 - 09:07)
I tried that throat singing thing ... only I used re-fried beans and did it from the other end.  Oh well.  Ai Yii Yii Caramba!

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
(Jan 28, 2015 - 13:25)
 GTT wrote:
Just noticed, and love, the weird, horror movie keyboard underlying it all!

Hammond Model C-3 with the Tonewheel and ancillary Woofer Cabinet

Xymox - Losing My Head
(Jan 28, 2015 - 10:10)
 Trustocity wrote:
Ignore my last post. I have the wrong boards on my screen. I'm responding to RP but actually listening to streaming evangelical praise and worship. Or not.
All Praise to the Baby Jebus!

Santana - Black Magic Woman-Gypsy Queen
(Jan 28, 2015 - 08:18)
Valga me Dios!  Gustarlo, etc.

The Audreys - Oh Honey
(Jan 28, 2015 - 08:10)
"How come you never go there" plus "oh honey do that thing"

Just sayin', salacious minds do inquire ...

Plus the drum beat has a Spank da'Monkey beat ...

Morcheeba - Enjoy the Ride
(Nov 18, 2014 - 13:01)
Raised it to a "7".  Checked on the DVD but it is only in PAL format, unfortunately for those of here in the People's Democratic Republic of Amurrica.

Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
(Nov 18, 2014 - 12:57)
Oh Yeah .. loving it again after so many weeks of of hearing the TH.  Besides, any song which has a Concertina (or for that matter a Hurdy-Gurdy) carry the melody is a #10 for me!

The Barr Brothers - Give The Devil Back His Heart
(Jun 22, 2014 - 09:17)
Orgasmic, tantric, rhythmic, Wishbone Ash! 
Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
(Jan 28, 2014 - 08:21)
Note to self:  do NOT sing this when waiting in line for food at chick-fil-A
Chingon - Malagueña Salerosa
(Aug 27, 2013 - 14:38)
Usual Drama:  Rich good looking Blanca Espanola and a penniless Indio Mejicano.  She rejects him because he has no money.  Very dumb.  

Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky
(Aug 14, 2013 - 09:38)
Is this about drugs?

Caro Emerald - Excuse My French
(Aug 14, 2013 - 09:30)
 ntoll wrote:
The tuba has oom-pah turned up to 11. Nice. :-)

Too bad they didn't use the Contra-bass Sarusphone ... that would bust those woofers up.

Doc Watson - Sittin' On Top Of The World
(Aug 14, 2013 - 09:02)
This is at least an "11".  Gone on to Glory, Mister Watson, you're pickin' for the Almighty now.

Rolling Stones - Salt of the Earth
(Aug 01, 2013 - 13:44)
 fredriley wrote:
Is it me, or is the guitar in those opening chords a semi or so out of tune? Ol' Rubber Lips' singing surely is. Not one of the Stones finest, IMO. Other songs on the album are the dog's bollox, mind.


A Ricky double hum-bucking 12-string with the "e" set detuned.

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
(Jun 21, 2013 - 13:46)
 treatment_bound wrote:
 Here's what she thinks about your "snaggle teeth" comment.


Hah!  She DID have them straightened!  Not to bad looking either for being -- what -- 70-something.  And she is giving the "finger the female way.  Men give it with the first and third fingers curled closely into the palm.

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
(Jun 14, 2013 - 13:46)
Wonder if Grace ever had her snaggle teeth fixed?  And what happened to one of her kids she named "God"?

Still loving this track after a lot of years.


Ekova - Siip Siie
(Jun 14, 2013 - 13:43)
I duped this and then ran it backwards with my special NSA Supplied Steganography software decoder device.  I'm leaving for Hong Kong.  Bye

Tori Amos - Tear in Your Hand
(Jun 11, 2013 - 13:53)
She's channeling Alanis in this one

Beck - Golden Age
(Jun 11, 2013 - 13:40)
I liked them better on Futurama 

Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
(May 24, 2013 - 11:58)
Izzy Young and Dave van Ronk .. if you think it's about you, you probably correct.

Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
(May 24, 2013 - 11:49)
The beating heart, throbbing, throbbing;

The Crimson Strawberry Jam Rhythmic Spurts;

A Heart?  Slowly slowing spurts through the newly opened

Crimson Red turns to a trickle;

Ahh, there is a slight tickle as the Soul Departs.

Farewell all that is Fickle. 


Björk - All Is Full Of Love
(May 24, 2013 - 09:20)
We make babies together, Yes?

Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper
(Mar 31, 2013 - 17:15)
Mommy is this song about DRUGS????

Calexico - Roka
(Mar 31, 2013 - 16:39)
 helgigermany wrote:

If you not check your comment, after written, this can be funny for the other users. We can see here!

Thank Ghod it wasn't on a Chinese phone, then it would be a "wong" tone; or on porn star's phone — "Dong" tone; (or maybe "Long" tone .. but I digress.  Too much time on my hands with Momma off at Lake Tahoe.

Sonic Youth - New Hampshire
(Mar 30, 2013 - 10:41)
 oldsaxon wrote:
My little tube amp is getting a bit hot...these volumes! those voltages! OMG! just don't touch it....just dance....watch the glow and enjoy

:-)  You need one of those new Svetlana Tube amps with four 6146's in the final .. 1,000 watts RMS ..  and they don't even get warm.

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
(Mar 20, 2013 - 16:35)
"You were born to run" says a lot of things in a simple sentence.  For the Jingoists amongst us American it says everything.   "America first and foremost, ruler of the world, the top, the ultimate, AMERICA!".  I am sure that the nay-sayers and the leftie lickspittles will find fault with this statement. So be it and so mote it be.  America is still the one and only hope for the world.

End of political rant.

Van Morrison - Come Running
(Mar 20, 2013 - 16:32)
Yes, indeed, a "Desert Island Album".  All of the times when I have seen VM in concert and the two times I have personally met him, I've remarked that this is the 'Ur-Album" ("Ur" meaning the absolute basic, founding father, primordial, etc etc" album of his career. )  VM's work on this album is seminal .. seminal meaning that he gives life to so many kinds of marvelous melodies and verses.  As you all know, VM is a very private and shy man; his sole comment to me when I waxed poetic about this album (whilst on a photo shoot in Malta many years ago) he said, "aye, that twas a work of art to be sure"  — I replied "Van, you mean a Work of Morrison, right?"  He just laughed and turned away while I snapped more frames.  Do I love this album?  Oh hell yes.  As our Former Member, Rometuna would have said "We are all rocking in our hotel room" or something like that.....

Blind Faith - Sea of Joy
(Mar 14, 2013 - 06:51)
 TJS wrote:
I do like this song but the recording quality is absolute shite.

It wasn't the "best" they could have done Back in The Day and unfortunately the actual Master Mix of this album is believed to be Lost.  I've been told that the original was beyond wonderful.  Perhaps someday it will show up?

Beth Orton - Call Me the Breeze
(Feb 12, 2013 - 12:57)
Oh my, this is simply lovely!

Rolling Stones - Heart of Stone
(Feb 12, 2013 - 12:56)
Had it on a 1/4" 7ips tape for years.  Played it until the mylar rotted!  One of their very best!  Played this right after Linda Coberly (FBI Fingerprint Technician; gf ca. 1965) departed the scene much to my amazement.  What, a 19-something guy can't have TWO girlfriends AND a motorcycle at the same time????

Delerium - Monarch (w/ Nadina)
(Feb 12, 2013 - 12:44)
As Our Former Member would have stated:  We all dancing in our Hotel Room here in Las Vegas (or was it Reno?),  anyway, we dancing.

Something about the syncopated tabla, quarter tones, etc. that makes me think of Loreena

David Bowie - China Girl
(Jan 08, 2013 - 09:02)
"China GIrl" ???  Are we allowed to say that any more?  LIke saying "Oriental" instead of "Asian" ??? Just askin'

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
(Jan 08, 2013 - 08:01)
 Mandible wrote:

A friend told me this is about MK Ultra


Ekova - Siip Siie
(Jan 08, 2013 - 07:59)
Ekova was a French-based trio, headed by American-born Dierdre Dubois, who originated the name. "Its roots are in echo, and ova, signifying the feminine side," she explains. "But it's not supposed to have a literal meaning, just a beautiful sound. I wanted a word I'd never heard before." Much of her lyricism shares the linguistic experimentalism/artistry of their name, with utterances floating in between Celtic, English, and Persian at times, as well as influences from Irish and English folk music.
Ah, Ovas, Echos, ... French.  That explains it all.

Patti Smith - Nine
(Jan 06, 2013 - 13:11)
You know, Patti is a unique talent.  We've known her since before Wild Horses; her poetical talent is surpassed only by her wit and all-embracing love of expression.  She;s had some very difficult times —- once again she emerges from her chrysalis of pain and love ...

Yoshida Brothers - Storm
(Jan 06, 2013 - 13:06)
Has anyone copied the various sound tracks from the old CD game "Silent Thunder"?  There are some very similar tracks therein.  The game itself is sort of sucky, but the music tracks (like those on "Commanche" and "Rednecks Revenge" are worth playing and including in any catalog.

Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun
(Jan 06, 2013 - 12:52)
Listening to this album whilst installed a Ununtu SMB Server system.  Thinking about the lyrics and what is tells me about my fellow mankind.  Just thinkin', not sayin' ..

Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
(Jan 02, 2013 - 09:10)
 coy wrote:
this takes me straight back to the early 70's
still don't know what the fug it means 

Wikipedia has a fine explanation.

Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
(Jan 02, 2013 - 09:09)
Ah yes, "the man in the suit".

Elephant Revival - Barefoot Friend
(Jan 02, 2013 - 08:56)
Wait! I see Romeotuma is now a "former member". Did he get evicted from his hotel room for too much dancing ?

Spirit - Animal Zoo
(Jan 02, 2013 - 08:54)
Talking about the human race I opine

ZZ Top - I'm Bad I'm Nationwide
(Dec 07, 2012 - 08:08)
Oh Yeah ... smokin', then hot bitches in da back seat, funking, we be nationwide, speeding down da highway of life rocking and rolling like they ain't no detours or stops. Going both ways with some pretty boyz and gurls, hitting dat bong, on my way to Wash—ing—TONE!  Ain't no blue lights in da mirro gonna stop me no how ...

Yes this is the original words that I wrote for ZZ .. somehow, it just didn't "click" with the "hook".

Oh well, I'll just keep looking at the single share of Apple I bought in 1975 hanging on the wall ...

Sting - Love is the Seventh Wave
(Dec 07, 2012 - 07:54)
Peacenik Song but pretty OK .... wondering what the first 6 waves were all about?

Perez Prado - Mambo No.5
(Dec 06, 2012 - 14:18)
Thinking I might just shake the Mambo tonight ...

Air - La Femme D'Argent
(Dec 06, 2012 - 06:18)
This is a beautiful tribute to Dave Brubeck (RIP) ... think about it for a while and you will figure it out.

BTW: I was privileged to meet Mr. Brubeck and his group several times when they played in San Diego back in the late 1950's; one time there was a scheduling screw up at the Musicians' Union hall and they didn't have a place to rehearse .. so naturally, my dad invited them all over to our home (4529 Rhode Island Street, San Diego, CA 92116) where we had a 16x54 foot living room ... They jammed for hours that time, my dad would occasionally sit in on upright bass and I was once invited to sit at the drums and try remember my lessons from Mr. Leo Hamilton about Back Beats.  At the time, it was as exciting as when Gene Krupa came over for a visit and after going outside to fix his nose came back in and played a 30 minute set of random drum sounds that — if God had been good to me then and digital recorders were invented — would be priceless today.  But, Mr. Brubeck and his group were absolutely the most laidback and tightly integrated bunch of musicians I've seen.  Whew .. memories are golden — some say .... I just wish I could go back ...

The Decemberists - Calamity Song
(Dec 06, 2012 - 06:10)
Going to see them at the Ryman here in Nashville (where else would the Ryman Auditorium be).  I post apres-show and enumerate the cutters, emos and southern women with Too Much Rouge and Big Hairdos ...

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
(Oct 22, 2012 - 15:42)
RIP SRV .. sorry you had to leave us so soon, but we are praying to hear you again up there in the Heavenly Rock Band.

N.B.:  Can you just imagine what the Heavenly Music Groups will be like?  I mean, can you imagine Robert Johnson on 12-string, Jimi on electric, SRV on Lead, Red Callender on slap bass, Keith on Drums ... ?  OMG!  Take me real soon now Lord!

Kathleen Edwards - Back to Me
(Oct 22, 2012 - 15:39)
Awesome Ricky 12-string

U2 - I Will Follow
(Oct 03, 2012 - 08:55)
Great Drum rolls .. reminds me of Meg White

Cowboy Junkies - Flirted With You All My Life
(Oct 03, 2012 - 08:52)
Terrific Bass line ....  reminds me of Tommy Mac

Pink Floyd - Time
(Oct 03, 2012 - 08:28)
This one and The Chambers Brothers really make Time Fly!

Joe Bonamassa - Stones In My Passway
(Oct 02, 2012 - 17:37)
 richlister wrote:
"Sounds painful. Instead of singing about your ailment, perhaps you could see a doctor?"
Here's what happens .. you go to the doc, he has you sit up and he uses a knuckle to push your back over a kidney.  You scream and then faint.  He prescribes drugs and lots of water and gives you a sieve to catch what comes out.  You go home, pee a lot and eventually the stones go away; then you wait, upon every single twinge from your back, asking yourself "Oh God Help me, it's another Stone".  You spend the rest of the your life saying "Oooooo when you hear me hollering .. please let it passssssss!".

Boy & Bear - Lordy May
(Oct 01, 2012 - 14:09)
 vit wrote:
Every time a song by this band is played on Radio Paradise God puts a boy in the same room with a bear.
A hungry bear, no doubt.

The Doors - Spanish Caravan
(Oct 01, 2012 - 13:56)
Bill!  Segue this into the version by Ozzie Hergenheimer's Wisconsin Accordion Orchestra — I can upload it if you want :-)

Paco De Lucia - Concierto de Aranjuez
(Oct 01, 2012 - 13:54)
If you can find it (very rare) Spike Jones version is awesome!

Alanis Morissette - Baba
(Oct 01, 2012 - 07:39)
Yikes!  Something tells me yet another boyfriend pissed her off .... well at least she isn't going down in the movie theater and thinking about scratching nails down his back.  Prozac and Reefer, Alanis, that's your answer.

Beth Orton - Best Bit
(Sep 28, 2012 - 09:34)
Remember the one about throwing something off of the Tallahatchie Bridge?  Poor Billy Joe

Vetiver - You May Be Blue
(Sep 24, 2012 - 12:16)
Lovely Vibrophone!  Does sound a bit like Iron and Wine, however.  Or maybe that was Wine and Iron?  Or wine while I am ironing .. anyway ... I'm in Romeotuna's room at the hotel and dancing to this with Prince Harry and his drunken nekkid buddies  (we say "nekkid" in the South)

Magic Slim & James Cotton - When the Levee Breaks
(Sep 24, 2012 - 10:13)
 Gregorama wrote:
Magic Slim plays all the time back home in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Zoo Bar.  I believe they say it's either the longest running, or close to the longest running Blues Bar in the country.  Since the late '70s.  Great bar!
Have they removed the chicken wire screen yet in front of the band?  Man oh Man did I have some times there.  Did a Nuke inventory compliance inspection at one of the sites, 2 Army guys and 10 Air Force guys.  Oh My God.  We felt like we were nuked the next day.  And indeed "Cryin' won't hep you!"

Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper
(Sep 24, 2012 - 10:08)
Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll .... Ahh The Good Old Days

Led Zeppelin - Your Time is Gonna Come/Black Mountain Side
(Sep 24, 2012 - 10:07)
"Your Time is Gonna Come"  ... Yep, sure is, just sayin' "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold". 

Levon Helm - The Weight (live)
(Sep 24, 2012 - 07:29)
We heard Levon at the Ryman a few years back.  Wow, all I can say is Wow!  RIP!

Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'
(Sep 24, 2012 - 07:22)
Mister Muddy Definitely Got The Mojo!

Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
(Sep 24, 2012 - 07:17)
"All the things you (I) do ..."   OMG!  Definitely too much Information.  But it is a bouncy kind of song .. has quite a bit of the "Secret Agent Man" rhythm beat, too .....

Kathryn Williams - Flicker
(Sep 24, 2012 - 07:04)
Blossom Dearie lives!!!

The Byrds - You Ain't Going Nowhere
(Sep 24, 2012 - 07:04)
" .... buy me a gun that shoots ..."  Huummmm better call out the SWAT team to search this record for other lyrics fomenting revolt, maybe some tracks played backwards, eh?  How my how times have changed ... not even allowed to say G-N anymore.

Blackfield - Blackfield
(Sep 24, 2012 - 06:44)
" ... all the pale things under the earth ...."    Whaaaaaa????  Ewwwww !!!! Followed by Baka Beyond and "Spirt of the Forest".  OMG, back to the crack pipe.

Andrew Bird - Desperation Breeds
(Sep 24, 2012 - 06:38)
Ephemeral, yet a bit screechy

Dawn Penn - You Dont Love Me (No, No, No)
(Sep 22, 2012 - 14:42)
Iree Mon, bassman!  JahRule!

Beat Farmers - California Kid
(Sep 21, 2012 - 11:10)
Woo Hoo!  Go Beat Farmers, Mojo Nixon and Rev. Horton Heat .... "Redneck Rampage".

The Waifs - I Learn The Hard Way
(Sep 20, 2012 - 14:12)
My two centavos' worth:  Yep, "it is what it is" .. and that's a fact folks.  BTDT, oh so many times but a man never learns, no he don't. At least this man don't.  Cynaera, you were right all along.

Elephant Revival - Point of You
(Sep 20, 2012 - 14:04)
 Cynaera wrote:

The way you zero in on a PORTION of a comment and use it completely out of context in an attempt to validate your opinion is worthy of a true politician.  Now, run along. I'm busy plotting world domination.

Ann old friend, we still miss you!  RIP out there in Elko, NV

PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise
(Sep 20, 2012 - 13:52)
 Stingray wrote:

Real perfect would be a night in PJ!

I am in my PJ's every night by 9pm.  So there.  And my bunny slippers are warm too!

Snow Patrol - If There's A Rocket Tie Me To It
(Sep 19, 2012 - 14:59)
Rock it

Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
(Sep 19, 2012 - 13:46)
He is working again and feeling 100% after two strokes back in 2007.  Band is touring Europe right now

Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
(Sep 19, 2012 - 13:04)
 WonderLizard wrote:

That's Kooper on piano, right? What kind of piano? An old upright? Anybody?
An old Hohner Pianet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohner_Pianet) in the studio, scars, cigarette and dooby burns; it had character.  I was there with my cameras.  The backups stayed around and practised for Highway 61.  I left with a groupy girl waiting outside who gave me the clap.

Bonobo - Nitelight
(Sep 19, 2012 - 09:17)
 Jeff09 wrote:

Sounds like a cuica, a small Brazilian samba drum with a metal rod attached to the drumhead from underneath.  You play it by rubbing the rod with a cloth ..(no jokes).  Makes an incredible addition to drum circles and such...
Could be the soprano cloaca, played with a wet finger.  And have you noticed the similarity of the album cover to a Glory Hole?  OMG!~  TMI~!

Chingon - Malagueña Salerosa
(Sep 19, 2012 - 09:15)
 80poundsOfFury wrote:
+1 for the band name alone
My favorite Mexican football team is "Los Pachucos" ... Better than "Las Pendejos" I suppose.  Zoot Suiters of the World Arise!  You have nothing to lose but your Chains.

Mocean Worker - Shooby Shooby Do Yah!
(Sep 19, 2012 - 09:01)
I close my eyes and see my mom and dad doing a jitterbug back in 1944 when he came home from WW2 .. of course I was still hiding out inside Momma, but you know what I mean ....

The Raconteurs - You Don't Understand Me
(Sep 18, 2012 - 14:55)
Meg on drums?

Elliott Smith - Waltz #2
(Sep 18, 2012 - 11:43)
Wonder what Jennifer Chiba is doing these days?

Rea Garvey - Take Your Best Shot
(Sep 18, 2012 - 11:39)
Is that Link Ray and the Raymen on backup and lead guitar???

Derek and the Dominos - Key To The Highway
(Sep 18, 2012 - 11:29)
 Hippostar wrote:
Yeah baby!  Listen to those nasty Concert Toms!

Karen Carpenter would be proud.

She would be, you know ... Karen was a natural percussionist the same as Meg White, Ted Harvey (with Hound Dog Taylor), and James Robinson (Luther Allison).  These folks all simply picked up a set of sticks and did what comes naturally.  God loved them!

Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
(Sep 18, 2012 - 11:23)
God-like from one of the Gods of Rock and Roll.

Electric Light Orchestra - Roll Over Beethoven
(Sep 18, 2012 - 11:20)
 Thin_Air wrote:
Far too many anally retentive comments re this track.

Just a good fun piece of music - sometimes it's simply cool not to be cool.
Yes indeed, I noticed that also.  What is it about Kama Sutra position #43 that makes men crazy?  I've heard it opined (in some very special discussions I've had on line with some very special "friends") that it has to do with homo sapient species very close descent from the apes and other lower animals .... Man is the only mammal which fornicates face to face, by the way.  In any event, I doubt that after 300 years in the crypt Beethoven would want to roll over for anyone, even J. Edgar Hoover.  That's all folks,

Edvard Grieg - Hall of the Mountain King
(Sep 18, 2012 - 11:15)
Ah yes .. the contrabass bassoon and in some large symphony orchestras the Countrabass Sarousphone.  Hits those bowel-releasing ultra low notes below the 64 foot Great Organ Pipe too.

Matisyahu - Sunshine
(Sep 18, 2012 - 10:40)
Autotune aside, this is perky little ditty about at the same level as "Walking on Sunshine" and "Take your Momma Out Tonight".  Clever in a bubble gum sort of way.  I say different strokes for different folks, so stop the complaining and move on.

Beat Farmers - Reason to Believe
(Sep 13, 2012 - 14:34)
Beat Farmers did part of the most excellent sound track for the ancient computer game "Redneck Rampage", along with Mojo Nixon and Reverend Horton Heat .... The cuts only appear on the game CD so next tim eyou see one at a Yard Sale, grab it and rip those tracks.

Beat Farmers - Reason to Believe
(Sep 13, 2012 - 14:31)
Guitar riff from Hot Tuna's "Rollin' and a'tumblin'"

Butterfly Boucher - 5678
(Aug 27, 2012 - 11:05)
Wow!  Great.  Love their use of the baritone Cloaca for the counterpoint ... don't hear that instrument too often.

Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats
(Aug 27, 2012 - 10:52)
Listening to the lyrics ... interesting poetry .. disturbing .. arousing .. depressing ....

Bering Strait - Porushka-Paranya
(Aug 27, 2012 - 09:27)
Love the sound of those leather whips lashing the backs of helpless kulakii

DeVotchKa - Viens Avec Moi
(Aug 27, 2012 - 09:24)
Interesting lyrics ... Subversives!  :-)

The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(Aug 24, 2012 - 13:32)
 WonderLizard wrote:

Nope. Crosby is second from the left in the fur (oops...) hat.

What is a "furoops" cap?  It looks to me like a Rabbit Fur snow hat made from the fur of rabbits tortured by Big Pharma and the Capitalistic Wall-Street Puppet Running Dogs Imperialists and the Bush Gang of Many.  I had a bunny once, her name was Thumper and she was the cutest little critter.  She went outside the house when my little sister left the cage open one day and must have met up with Mister Thumper and fell in love and went on to raise a big big family of Little Thumpers.  That's what my mom and dad told me, so I believed them.  Yes I did.  Of course I know better now .. this was when I lived in California and she went out and met another Ms. Thumper and they Did Some Work and lived happily ever after.  I'm pretty sure, anyway.

The Byrds - I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
(Aug 24, 2012 - 13:27)
The theme song for my first wife's rather hurried departure ...

Thievery Corporation - Forgotten People
(Aug 24, 2012 - 13:18)
Very close to a sound track cut from an old DOS game "Silent Thunder"  if you can find this old game on CD it's worth it for the 12 music tracks ....

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
(Aug 24, 2012 - 09:26)
FYI, I was dating a classical Flautist (flute player) when this came out and she could absolutely clone the flute part, only using a certain Fleshy Appendage not to be mentioned in Polite Company, as it were.  Oh Baby Jeeeeesus!  Yes!

The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
(Aug 24, 2012 - 09:24)
 romeotuma wrote:

This song is soooo good my nipples get hard when I hear it...



Alice In Chains - When The Sun Rose Again
(Aug 24, 2012 - 09:01)
A shadow of their former persona.

Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
(Aug 24, 2012 - 08:59)
 Giselle62 wrote:
My mom had this—-and it had the  zipper. You can imagine we pre-pubescent girls were a little interested in that cover!
I hope she still has it .. you can see an earlier post I made about this cover.  The one released in Europe — only 500 of them — you could pull the zipper down and observe a relatively large Organ of Extreme Delight and Punishment ....  They are worth upwards of $100,000 when you can find one ... 

Ledward Kaapana - Radio Hula
(Aug 24, 2012 - 08:51)
Alo'ha!  Remember, "when you are out of Primo you are Pa'u !"   Mahalo!!

Jack White - On And On And On
(Aug 24, 2012 - 08:46)
Meg on drums?

Other Lives - E Minor
(Aug 22, 2012 - 07:21)
OK, Minor Key song .. my cat died yesterday, I had an accident in my car, ran over some old fool with a walker trying to cross at the crosswalk I was occupying, Heard Joe Biden speak again, discovered that hidden paper sack with the half-empty (get it, half-EMPTY) bottle of Gentleman Jack in the back closet behind all the guns and ammo, drank it then heated the bottle in the microwave to get the last drops out (betcha didn't know that trick, huh Mister or Mizz Alkie?) found out that my investment in Facebook was in the bottom of Doctor Crapper's Porcelain Invention.  But wait, there's MORE!  Behind the false panel in the laundry room I found all of these old rusty razor blades, dropped through a slot in the opposite wall of the bathroom.  I've got one now, a nice Gillette Single Edge all rusty with "pat. Pend. 1926" stamped on it, coruscated with some drops of dried blood from pre-AIDS days maybe via the last Minor Key Soul who used it .... Ahhhh yes....  I'll get back to ya all ...

Norah Jones - I Don't Wanna Hear Another Sound
(Aug 22, 2012 - 05:58)
 Stingray wrote:
I heard Norah wants a child from me.
Already has a couple from me after I had the Vasectomy reversed at her pleading request.  Have your peeps call my peeps and maybe I can hook you up with her....

Trace Bundy - Bristlecone
(Aug 22, 2012 - 05:41)
 Byronape wrote:


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I'd hit that!

Trace Bundy - Bristlecone
(Aug 22, 2012 - 05:41)
Playing the starting backward tracks backward and there's a voice saying "Vote for Rush Limberger" ..... 

Santana - Put Your Lights On (feat Everlast)
(Aug 22, 2012 - 05:39)
Hang on a second here .. so, it's under his bed, but hands are in his hair and causing him to lose his nerve (need some Viagra?), ... Just wondering here in Music City if he isn't singing about some kind of Alien?  Hands stretched all the way from under the bed, and then — like OMG! — he's asking for all sinners to put their lights on?  —- Monster under his bed?   Shit-a-brick  i am NEVER going to take those pills again!  Goodnight!

Regina Spektor - Ballad of a Politician
(Aug 17, 2012 - 08:14)
Perfect commentary for these Troubled Times ... just sayin' Yo!  (does anyone under 30 still say that, just askin', yo)

Tom Waits - Get Behind The Mule
(Aug 17, 2012 - 07:59)
 Stingray wrote:

Get behind the mule...?


Sting!  that would be "get UNDER the mule or get IN FRONT of the mule", depending upon how sick and twisted your disgusting, filthy, depraved, perverted mind, most likely already degraded with the onset of the Final Stages of Syphilis and years of acts of sex which even J. Edgar Hoover would not have performed!!!

I am going to pray for you and your soul. 


Jack White - Missing Pieces
(Aug 07, 2012 - 07:54)
HEY!  Where's Meg?????

Cornershop - Sleep On The Left Side
(Aug 03, 2012 - 10:20)
Is that a flute or a penny whistle .. maybe a sakuhachi?

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(Aug 02, 2012 - 17:09)
 Misterfixit wrote:
This song is perfect for smoking Cannibus Sativia and having lengthy, diverse sexual activities.  I was going to say that it was great doping and screwing music, but figured that might be thought too crude by our August Body at RP.

Well, it IS August, now ...

Charlie Musselwhite - Everybody Loves Me
(Aug 02, 2012 - 17:02)
OK, elevated to 10 - God Like .... nuff' said.

The Doors - L.A. Woman
(Aug 02, 2012 - 15:41)
The drums are hypnotizing with the beat.  The voice of Jim Morrison is rough and agonizingly spot on awesome.  The whole track enervates me as if I had just consumed a pint of vodka, taken a 1963 Chateu l'Fitte Burgandy enema, Smoked a one-ounce bowl of the finest Tennessee Mountain Crack, and had a rusty barbed wire fence placed telescopically into my nether regions and quickly extracted, stopping at every single beat of the "Mojo Rising" Shout-out.

Om My Ghod .. do you think I'm a bit to, ummmmm stream of something about this song?  Having heard this played the The Admiral's Son for the first time so many years ago ... oh may I die and go to a hell of my own invention at this very moment!!


U2 - One
(Aug 02, 2012 - 09:15)
This sounds religious.  Is that allowed?

Tricky - Evolution Revolution Love
(Aug 01, 2012 - 11:09)
I have now inserted two knitting needles, appropriately sharpened and heated white-hot with a blowtorch, thrust them into my ears and rotated them by first placing them into the the bit of an electric drill loaded with energizer bunny batteries and the triggers locked down with lock-tite and super-glue.  Ahhhhh peace at last.

Pete Yorn - I Feel Good Again
(Aug 01, 2012 - 10:24)
Using a nice stomp box.  Just ordered the CD too ... 

Buddy Holly - Not Fade Away
(Jul 31, 2012 - 18:49)
Last weekend we went to a celebration and award presentation for the remaining members of the Crickets.  J.I., Joe B and Sonny were in Very Fine Form .. we rocked away for a couple of hours with all kinds of surprise guests jumping up to the stage to join in.  It was a catered affair hosted by their management and by supporters of the fan club.  What a great evening. 

Joe Bonamassa - Stones In My Passway
(Jul 31, 2012 - 18:42)
Anyone who has had kidney stones will understand why this is a blues song.

José González - Stay in the Shade
(Jul 31, 2012 - 13:10)
This is also very nice in the Spanish version.

thenewno2 - Timezone
(Jul 31, 2012 - 08:32)
The New Number Two!!!  ... I am NOT A NUMBER!!!  The Prisoner is free now ...

Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way
(Jul 30, 2012 - 15:37)
Yes I like this .. very strong vocal and backing.  What is it that Rotomeo says"  The Hotel Room is Shaking from the vibrator bed???

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
(Jul 30, 2012 - 15:36)
Reminds me of the stories of several of my ex-wives.

Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
(Jul 22, 2012 - 12:53)
Ah yes, Jo Raquel Welch, AKA Raquel Tejada ... San Diego TV Station KFMB Weather girl who made good.  And a very nice lady, BTW.

Ben Harper - Burn to Shine
(Jul 22, 2012 - 12:41)
Guess Ben and Laura are really quits, now.  He plays a mean Weissenborn, in any event..

Joseph Arthur - Travel As Equals
(Jul 22, 2012 - 12:36)
This is, like, white rap?

The background singing words creep me out.  Got to go now and cut myself. 

Amadou & Mariam - M'Bifé Balafon
(Jul 22, 2012 - 11:34)
Marvelous!  Love that Kalimba and the Tout l'frou-frou beat!!

The Doors - Love Me Two Times
(Jul 22, 2012 - 11:15)
Learn that bass run and the world is your oyster.

Go with your 16-year old Italian Wife to a Doors Concert in Europe and watch her dance .... with someone else.

Steely Dan - Don't Take Me Alive
(Jul 08, 2012 - 18:27)
Hurry up Ricky, gimme that number!

Nitin Sawhney - Mausam
(Jul 08, 2012 - 15:38)
Oh My Goodness!!!    "Yes, but how big is his danda?"

Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Edit)
(Jul 06, 2012 - 15:38)
The soto voice phrase "What cho', what cho'" is the same cut used on the R.L. Burnside track "It's Bad, You Know".



Neko Case - I'm An Animal
(Jul 06, 2012 - 15:32)
 lily34 wrote:
this song make me want to eat someone.
This makes me want to eat Neko Case.  Just sayin'

Sophie Solomon - Lazarus
(Jul 06, 2012 - 14:34)
                                 ×–×™ האט אַ מעכייַע קול, זייעך ׹ו, מאכט מי׹ טךאַכטן ׀ון אונדזעך קאַנטא֞ך א־נהייב די סעדעך.

Iron & Wine - Peace Beneath the City
(Jul 06, 2012 - 14:32)

Eric Burdon & War - Spill the Wine
(Jul 05, 2012 - 09:20)
 Misterfixit wrote:
Question of the moment:  Who is the female voice who speaks in the background?

Fantasy of the moment:  Standing on a mountain top nekkid as a jay-bird ...
I am gonna BUMP this question:  You mean to tell me that I am the ONLY one on Radio Paradise who knows the answer to this question?


The Weepies - World Spins Madly On
(Jul 05, 2012 - 08:59)
S & G Cover Music

Eels - Saturday Morning
(Jul 05, 2012 - 08:15)
FYI:  Hang on to it if you have one of these CDROM's .. They are going for big bucks in the eBay Presidential Memorbilia area and on the Failed Campaigns site.

 Austin - Today’s Washington Post reports that a compact disc clearly marketed towards children containing offensive language was handed out in a ‘gift bag’ at last month’s Democrat National Convention.  The report comes just ten days after Al Gore said he would take a “tough line” with Hollywood executives who market inappropriate material to children.

“America's parents can't count on Al Gore to protect their kids from Hollywood's inappropriate marketing practices," said Bush spokesman Dan Bartlett.  "If the Democrats didn't stop Dreamworks from handing out a CD with explicit lyrics at a convention under their control, why will they stop Hollywood from marketing the same material to children at other venues?"

Offensive CD Distributed at DNC Fundraiser
During a fundraiser at the Democrat National Convention, a compact disc, “Daisies of the Galaxy,” by Eels was handed out.  Democrats say the CD was not meant for or given to children, but the material was directly marketed for children.  The CD features cartoon children on the front cover, but contains songs such as “It’s a MotherF@#%&#” and lyrics like, “When I grow up, I’ll be an angry little whore.”

CD Produced by Gore’s Prominent Fundraiser Friends
The “Daisies of the Galaxy” CD was produced by Dreamworks, which is run by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen - three of Al Gore’s most identifiable contributors.  In this election cycle alone, the trio has contributed a total of $525,000 to the Democrat National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. (FEC Info Website, www.tray.com, 9/11/00

Loreena McKennitt - Kecharitomene
(Jul 04, 2012 - 11:08)
 pcicatar wrote:
I was quickly drawn in by what sounded similar to the "Game of Thrones" theme music.  I've always loved Loreena, so I'll have to track this album down!    {#War}


I had to look up Game of Thrones on the Wiki.  OK.   I've had this particular album since it was issued.  It sits inside the CD playing on my car and is used to lull me away from momentary disasters of Road Rage, wherein I would ordinarily be ramming into slow driving soccer moms driving erratically whilst chattering on cell phones with little Moppet, Muffin and Young Chad in the back seats whining, cavorting, and otherwise creating an invisible haze of chaos inside the vehicle.  Poor kids don't known that Mommie has her electric ben-wah balls securely in place and running directly from the main 600 amp battery of the gas guzzling behemoth.  NO, the tracks herein permit me to gently avoid  my Rush of Divine Wind as I drive into the Battleship-like Goliath spewing carbon, smoke and Gore.  Amen.

Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
(Jul 03, 2012 - 14:58)
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay.  I know I mentioned this before, but I wrote a short story called "Life in A Rabbit Warren" and it was based on Harlan Ellison's "A Boy And His Dog."  And then I heard this song, and it inspired me to make changes to my story.  Unfortunately, my story was typed on a manual typewriter, and I can't find the original. I'm hoping it's in a box in the garage, because it was really good...

I don't think I could re-create it, so just either watch "A Boy And His Dog" on video or DVD, or buy Mr. Ellison's book of the same name. And read/watch it to this song, keeping in mind the dates when each of these were produced.  The parallels are eerily prophetic.

NO, I am NOT a conspiracy-theorist!  I just really love this song. It sorta makes me want to do that whole "Legend of Billy Jean" thing and load up the back of the Sidekick with clothes, water bottles, and a lot of candy...only I'd head out to the Nevada desert because I'm pretty sure there's a lot of stuff out there that is either radioactive, from another planet, or light-years ahead of its time and awaiting funding so it will net the owners zillions of (non-existent) dollars...

Okay. Maybe I really am a conspiracy-theorist.


Dearest Ann, I hope you have found what you wanted to find.  I know, we talked about everything there was to find in Elko, NV and had a great laugh, but I know that now you are One with the Universe you have your answers.



Joe Jackson - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(Jul 03, 2012 - 11:47)
OK I guess, but the drummer is definitively not Buddy Rich or Gene Krupa. 

Joe Bonamassa - Stones In My Passway
(Jul 03, 2012 - 11:38)
Anyone who has suffered from kidney stones knows what he means.

Melody Gardot - Yemanja
(Jul 03, 2012 - 06:39)
 mauguima wrote:
It's Iemanja, with an "i" (or, sometimes, a "y"). She's an Orixa, a goddess from african-american (in this case, American refers to Americas, not USA) religions, like Candonblé. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemaja

Misterfixit wrote:
Huuuum .. Foreign language, eh?  Mambo drums?  I thought this was Ammmmmmuuuuurrrrica!  Hoo-rahhhhhh!

Wondering for "Lemanja" has a philological connection to "Leman", that naughty female.

Most interesting.  I must now placate the Goddess following my scatological commentary! 

Melody Gardot - Yemanja
(Jul 03, 2012 - 06:24)
Huuuum .. Foreign language, eh?  Mambo drums?  I thought this was Ammmmmmuuuuurrrrica!  Hoo-rahhhhhh!

Wondering for "Lemanja" has a philological connection to "Leman", that naughty female.

Idlewild - I Understand It
(Jul 03, 2012 - 06:22)
Too much ooo's and woo's —- maybe it's Scottish?

Jeff Healey Band - Stop Breakin Down
(Jul 03, 2012 - 06:10)
Casting Jeff and his guys for "Roadhouse" was brilliant.  His performances were what really made the movie rock.  


R.E.M. - Driver 8
(Jul 03, 2012 - 05:14)
 cc_rider wrote:
Does this song actually mean anything? Don't get me wrong, I like it a lot (not quite as much as Romeo), and I keep trying to make sense of it. I like the imagery though, maybe that's all there is to it.
It's an allegoric and ironical poem.  See, "train leaving the station" can mean many things:  fleeing from bad things; the feeling of total evacuation after a healthy bowel movement; and so on and so forth.  Now, when the song includes your mean old momma on board, wearing a cowboy hat, with a mullet, going across the Texas plains towards the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe depot in Gainesville, TX, with you standing in front of the on-rushing train, holding your hands out in plaintive supplication, discovering you are naked as the day you entered this Veil of Tears from between your Crack-Addled Skank Mother's tattooed, pierced, and pendulous labia, hearing the sounds of the Grim Reaper fast approving you from behind using a diamond hard steel sharpening tool as Seen on TV on his razor sharp sickle, you finally realize that you have either reached the Coda of your Life and you are doomed to repeat this primal horror for all eternity ... OR you realize that you are actually at the Segue of a part of your life, whereupon you will reach out to destroy said demons and find True Peace in the Arms of Our Loving and Most Holy Baby Jeeeesus.  Amen.

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Blue Angel
(Jul 02, 2012 - 09:44)
You all DO know that the singer is the late Amy Winehouse singing with them under an assumed name?

Cloud Cult - When Water Comes to Life
(Jul 02, 2012 - 09:28)
 PA1749 wrote:
This song has really grown on me. Of course, if you've never had to stare down that hooded figure bearing a scythe, you won't get it.
Indeed.  Staring it down with a Deltonics .45 Magnifed loaded up with 240 grain JHP's tipped with garlic.


Khachaturian - Sabre Dance
(Jul 02, 2012 - 09:27)
OMG!!!!   {#Drummer}  I just had the most incredible Flashback!!!  Sound, Smell, Colors!!!!  Check this out:  The Roosevelt Junior High School Band Spring Concert.  And this was our "Masterpiece".

It was a masterpiece all right.  Oh!  My!  Ghod!!


Perez Prado - Mambo No.5
(Jul 02, 2012 - 09:22)

Phoebe Snow - Shakey Ground
(Jul 02, 2012 - 09:19)
She was a singer!  She and Val are together again, finally.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(Jul 02, 2012 - 06:32)
This song is perfect for smoking Cannibus Sativia and having lengthy, diverse sexual activities.  I was going to say that it was great doping and screwing music, but figured that might be thought too crude by our August Body at RP.


Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forward
(Jul 02, 2012 - 05:54)
Life ain't over?  You're dead but just don't know it yet.

Peter Gabriel - Feeling Begins
(Jul 02, 2012 - 05:24)
Thank you so much, Cynaera...  you are a wonderful person...

EDIT: soon after I posted this, you left us, Ann...  I miss you...


WHAT?  Why? Where? How? When?
We have PM'ed for ages.  Wonder why she didn't answer me last time.
This is disturbing. 

Sinéad O'Connor - Chiquitita
(Jul 02, 2012 - 05:21)
The music is simple, the poetry ordinary.  Taken in the context of the Irish Troubles and the reason for the song, it is very powerful and evokes a feeling of despair.

Eric Bibb - Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
(Jun 27, 2012 - 06:18)
"They call me MISTER Bibb!"

Florence + The Machine - Heartlines (acoustic)
(Jun 26, 2012 - 10:37)
 Cynaera wrote:
This song yanked me out from a self-involved rant about how much pain I'm in and how far behind I am in my NaNoWriMo word count.  Her voice is so damned powerful - so evocative and emotional... I have to give this one an 8 on first listen, but I'm pretty sure it'll go to ten soon. Goooood stuff.
Hey!  Cast off your pain and anguish.  It is a transient thing anyway.  You are who you are and others are who they are.  Strength of character means you cry, you weep, perhaps you wail, but when the tears are finished you flex your self and move ahead.  Always moving ahead.

Danny Michel - Feather, Fur & Fin
(Jun 26, 2012 - 10:17)
Ahhhh the double contra-bass e-flat Sarusphone....

Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay
(Jun 26, 2012 - 10:03)
You're gonna cringe, but there is a Conway Twitty sound to this.  Always has been.

Nada Surf - Blonde On Blonde
(Jun 26, 2012 - 10:01)
Blonde on Blonde?  Sort of like scissors sisters ?

Guster - Ruby Falls
(Jun 26, 2012 - 10:00)
We've been to Ruby Falls several times.  The caves are very inspirational.  Oooooommmmmmmm Padni-Huuuuummmmmm, etc. etc.

Simon & Garfunkel - Fakin' It
(Jun 14, 2012 - 16:43)
 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

Everyone in MY hotel room is dressed in rubber, performing disgusting acts upon each other and wishing you were here.

The Slow Show - God Only Knows
(Jun 14, 2012 - 16:17)
Too much whine, falsetto, not enough breath control, need autotune.

Kathleen Edwards - Back to Me
(Jun 14, 2012 - 14:53)
 lshinkawa wrote:
We get it: you can be a tough, naughty girl by annunciating how you can make him co-ome........ back to you. Hokey. 

Spoiler!!!!  I thought she was saying "I've got ways to make me look like Heidi Klum"


Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
(Jun 14, 2012 - 14:20)
 romeotuma wrote:

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter day...

We need to help romeo out here:

How about these:

This song is so good it makes my scrotum engorge.

This song is so good it makes me wetter than a hound dog swimming in the creek.

This song is so good it makes pi grow to the nth power

This song is so good it rivals a colonic irrigation

This song is so good it causes me to stumble and fall and break my hip

OK, gang, add to this now:

"This song is so good ........"


Crosby, Stills & Nash - Southern Cross
(Jun 14, 2012 - 10:15)

MTV .. turned to crap about 10 years ago and I hven't watched it since.

Patti wrote:
Loved the video  of this song.  Remember when MTV use to actually show videos (isn't that what the "V" stands for??)??

The Shins - Mine's Not A High Horse
(Jun 14, 2012 - 10:05)
want a pony!

Rodrigo y Gabriela - PPA
(Jun 14, 2012 - 10:03)
 Cynaera wrote:
Their talent hurts my brain.  I swear - I can fall asleep to RadioParadise, but I wake up when I hear one of their songs, and I automatically know it's them.  I WISH I had such mastery over a guitar.  They are beyond amazing.

Yes they are really terrific. We saw them last year at The Ryman and after the show when we went over to Tootsies for a beer, guess who was there! Only a couple people recognized them; they looked great, considering they had played a show for 2-1/2 hours. Nice people too.

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
(Jun 14, 2012 - 09:42)
For the love of life, put some clothes on your skinny ass!

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
(Jun 14, 2012 - 09:41)
 GeneP59 wrote:

We're out of Drano, would you settle for Liquid Plumber instead?
How about a money shot?

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
(Jun 14, 2012 - 09:40)
Damn the helicopter pilot — flying at mountain altitudes, ran out of ground effect; not enough lift.  You should have known better.

R.L. Burnside - Glory Be
(Jun 14, 2012 - 09:37)
Oh, Mr. Burnside!  Glory Be!  Yes, you are Up There in The Glory now, and may The Lord rest your righteous soul.   Here is a "Toast" to you!

"Oh Mister B,
Glory Be;
Oh Mister B,
The Glory you see;
Lord Love You and me!"

(Look up the description of "Toast" in re: this artist).



Morphine - Empty Box
(Jun 14, 2012 - 09:15)
Is that a Double E-Flat Contrabass Sarusphone I hear playing down in the basement?

Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
(Jun 14, 2012 - 09:03)
Stop our carping .... She's an old buddy of mine and she interprets songs the way she interprets them.  That's called creative musicianship.  If you don't like her singing, put your fingers in your ears and go "la-la-la-la".

And that's all I'm saying about that.


Gregory Alan Isakov - That Moon Song
(Jun 14, 2012 - 08:07)
Ah yes, the old moan and groan...

Jimi Hendrix - Highway Chile
(Jun 13, 2012 - 13:49)

Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
(Jun 13, 2012 - 13:36)
Do we know who is "Sally"; why she was sneaking; what did Julia have to do with it and were the shoes "sailing shoes" as in shoes worn whilst upon a sail boat, or were they sailing shoes as in the shoes were flying out the window, or possibly were they sailing shoes as if they were Frisbees.  Finally, what three chords were repeated over and over.

Chris Spheeris - Magaya
(Jun 13, 2012 - 10:25)
This here foreign music sure is good .. yee haa!  ever body done be dancing down here on the farm in that there Tennessee hills ....

Talking Heads - Crosseyed And Painless
(Jun 13, 2012 - 09:09)
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Facts don't do what I want them to.
That's OK .. I just create my own facts.  And that is a fact.

Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
(Jun 12, 2012 - 11:24)
R.I.P. Nick
A Tortured Soul now at Rest

How about that, Sophia Ryde.

Alison Brown Quartet - Mambo Banjo
(Jun 11, 2012 - 14:51)
 rabbi_phil wrote:

interesting. for what it's worth my ex chased me around the basement with a claw hammer a long time ago.she too thought it was a good instrument for the job.   (escaped with only minor injuries and a new perspective on inviting her sister over when she was away) (bela fleck didn't figure in to the equation)
Now Phil .. next time invite both sisters at the same time.  Play The Scissor Sisters "Take Your Momma Out Tonight" and drink cheap wine.

Björk - Jóga
(Jun 08, 2012 - 09:45)
I'll give you babies as soon as I get my vasectomy reversed.  I'l have my peeps call your peeps, Hokay?

Elbow - One Day Like This
(Jun 08, 2012 - 09:43)
Repetitious harry krisna sounding stuff.

Pink Floyd - Money (live)
(Jun 08, 2012 - 09:33)
I was never happy with the cut .. they didn't mike me drums right.

Ry Cooder - The Very Thing That Makes You Rich
(Jun 08, 2012 - 09:21)
Let them eat cake.

Talking Heads - I Zimbra
(May 22, 2012 - 09:20)
 greensnard1 wrote:
I Zimbra was created around the time fripp and the alien math scale rhythmic discipline thing went public, before this thing crawled into the belew-levin-bruford-fripp crimson - I Zimbra might be the debut of that thing even...perhaps it needed the hive mind of eno/byrne/belew/fripp to rupture itself up. "Larks tonuges" was close, but outside in.  This thing breathes inside out, like a cool ivory jacket with it's warm blue veins on the outside. Check out the much earlier "Dance of Maya" ( preferably about 3 times faster for cross-examination ) by Mahavishnu Orchestra ( CGTw/levin&masteleto also bow to it beautifly ) - this is wherethe thing first clawed thru the blood-brain barrier, stretched it's scaly head thru our lovely scabs, sniffed about and decided to come back when we were ready... ( oh yes, the lyrics might be in it's alien language which has no earthly interpretation we humans can bear to comprehend (? )  I Zimbra could be the name of this language, or the Thing's name ( "I Zimbra, you Jane" ) or the coming invasion's name...what do you think?

What do I think?  I think that your comments herein should be enshrined, marveled at and generally enjoyed as pure poetry.

Entrain - Dancin' in the Light (live)
(May 22, 2012 - 09:15)
Meg White on drums, channeling Gene Krupa and/or Buddy Rich.

The Moody Blues - Ride My See-Saw
(May 22, 2012 - 08:39)
It's all about escaping, note the insane laugh.  No matter, I escaped many years ago. {#Lol}

Dengue Fever - Uku
(May 22, 2012 - 08:33)
Hey!  Ya foreigners!  Speak English when you sing!

Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover
(May 21, 2012 - 14:30)
You sure this isn't Long John Baldry?

Jussssst sayin'


Southern Culture on the Skids - Camel Walk
(May 21, 2012 - 14:30)
Awwwww! Little Debbie!  I'm coming on home!

Bruce Cockburn - Last Night Of The World
(May 21, 2012 - 14:16)
 Forest267 wrote:
First thought was Warren Zevon?

Second thought was Choctaw Bingo

Muddy Waters - Rollin' and Tumblin'
(May 21, 2012 - 14:04)
You who like this should make the progression from the latest iteration all the way back in years, through Blind Lemon, etc. Interesting to hear each one after the other.

Extra credit:  Compare this with Canned Tuna's version. 

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Turtle Blues
(May 21, 2012 - 13:59)
 johnjconn wrote:
Beautiful voice
Ugly face

No so at all.  I knew her and she was beautiful inside and out and carried a burden of sorrow which weighed down her every step.

Aimee Mann - Wise Up
(May 21, 2012 - 13:03)
You still going strong making the Mann Family Proud!

Rosie and Me - Darkest Horse
(May 21, 2012 - 12:57)
Is this the same as Rosie and her five fingers?

Alexi Murdoch - Towards The Sun
(May 21, 2012 - 12:55)
Needs to add the auto-tuner.

Indigo Girls - Sugar Tongue
(May 20, 2012 - 08:30)
Wonder if Hiroshige is receiving any royalties for his cover illustration?

Peter Gabriel - Of These, Hope
(May 20, 2012 - 08:27)
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Censored film, btw
Catholic Church and some evangelical Christians definitely did not like the movie.  Seems that the image of Jesus Christ shouting "Oh God" as he finished inseminating Mary Magdalene was somehow "inappropriate".


Buena Vista Social Club - De Camino a La Vereda
(May 20, 2012 - 08:23)
 Netto wrote:
I hate Vista, do not remind me about it

Vista, California? Microsoft Vista? La Vista, Baja California?

Hey Rosetta! - Bricks
(May 18, 2012 - 14:20)
Too screechy; lead vocal out of his range; vapid.

Meyer, Douglas & Barenberg - From Ankara to Izmir
(May 18, 2012 - 14:11)
 MojoJojo wrote:

The dude on the right looks miffed cuz he doesn't have the bitchin pecs so he's sportin the leather vest.  


He's a leather bottom.

The Stranglers - Skin Deep
(May 18, 2012 - 14:03)
I pretty much like The Stranglers over the Bunnys

Crowded House - Everything Is Good For You
(May 18, 2012 - 14:00)
What does not kill me, makes me stronger!


Warren Zevon - Poor Poor Pitiful Me
(May 01, 2012 - 12:48)
 Phlegmaticman wrote:

And Linda censored the lyrics a bit.
Linda sang this a lot after she and Jerry Moonbeam Brown were quits and she blew up like the Hindenberg.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
(May 01, 2012 - 12:46)
Oh yeah, late 1969 and I was listening to this on an original Sony Walk Man, cassette player.  On a World Airways 707.  Going back to Vietnam for yet another tour of duty.  See what happens when you "volunteer". 

Fotheringay - The Way I Feel
(May 01, 2012 - 12:33)
R.I.P. Sandy .. you left us way too soon.

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
(May 01, 2012 - 10:00)
I sure miss you Amy.  R.I.P. dear soul.

Neil Young - Powderfinger
(May 01, 2012 - 09:47)
 jjtwister wrote:
Dudes & Dudettes:

68 yrs old, been to Woodstock, grew up with NY and CSNY and love them. BUT, always looking for new ear candy and there's a lot around. RP turns me on to more new music than I could everr imagin.  

Hey: what is Powderfinger all about. I'm thinkin' a log house on the Missouri or Missippi during the War of Northern Agression? Any thoughts?

Me too, all of the above; and yes, it's about them Blue Coats killing us Southrons 'cause we wanted State's Rights.  You could take this song and J.J. Cale's "When this war is over" and put them right next to each other.  Perfect sense, to me, anyway.


R.E.M. - Me In Honey
(May 01, 2012 - 08:27)
Yeah, "what about me?"  —- didn't work with any of my ex-wives.


The Decemberists - Don't Carry It All
(May 01, 2012 - 07:44)
I have all of their CD's and I don't care what anyone thinks about that.  So there.

Youngbloods - Get Together
(May 01, 2012 - 07:41)
I've always loved this song.  But, as viewed through the Lens of history since it was first played, it is incredibly sad, almost despondent.  I've got to go and cut myself now.

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate To The Wind
(May 01, 2012 - 07:31)
I remember the motorcycle now, too .. it was a Honda 305.  Guess Edie liked that vibration.

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
(Apr 25, 2012 - 14:42)
 freshfunkmeister wrote:
It's a shame but every time I hear this song now, I'm reminded of CSI Las Vegas!!

Oh yeah?  Well I think of it when remember that I  voted for LBJ by absentee ballot from I Corps, Vietnam.

Think about it .... {#Frustrated}

Antonio Vivaldi - The 4 Seasons: Summer
(Apr 25, 2012 - 14:40)
Follow this track with the one by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Or not. 

Apocalyptica - Ruska
(Apr 25, 2012 - 14:30)
 gemtag wrote:
As I listened the whole house began I vibrate. Took a second to realize a chopper was going overhead. Still it added to the sound.

Not diss-ing the music at all. It's most excellent.
It was a Black Helicopter too, I'll bet, next time it will land and make you it's slave .... dance little human!  Dance!  Heh heh heh

Spirit - I Got a Line On You
(Apr 25, 2012 - 14:28)
 1wolfy wrote:
I own this on a Viet Nam tribute compilation C.D.  It is followed by a gem called 'Are you ready'(long version) by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company..I'd love to hear that one on R.P. as well

Yep that was one fine album.  Had it on both 8-track AND 4-track (how many remember those, eh?).  I was under the apprehension that PG&E had to change their name after some kind of bullshit lawsuit from the "real" PG&E.  Oh, and speaking of the Real PG&E, when I was a kid, my buddy Waddy Tufford and I managed to sneak into the PG&E electric generating plant down near the Pacific Coast Highway in San Diego — right off of Broadway at about 2d Street I think, and stroll around for quite awhile until we found the employee's break room and started helping ourselves to the free sodas.  I mean, it was really a cool place, all kinds of humming and crackling and huge signs saying "danger".  Can you imagine that today?  Aside from the SWAT folks shooting us, we'd be serving the rest of our teenage lives in durance vile and being cavity searched.

The Black Keys - Mind Eraser
(Apr 25, 2012 - 14:21)
I hope Heart is getting some residuals for that riff they stole borrowed.  Oh what the hell, there are only like ten chords you can do on a guitar without having 6 fingers so rock on.

The Shins - Australia
(Apr 10, 2012 - 11:45)
 jkhandy wrote:
True, to the point of how each and every human has felt at one time another. You are only as sick as your secrets.

Ah yes, secrets .... not just "ordinary secrets" but SECRETS!.  Ones which make you cringe and curl your toes; secrets which cause you to quickly crawl into a nearby closet and cover yourself with old laundry whilst moaning "oh God, please!  No!".  Secrets which, if revealed would result in death.  Not just "ordinary death" but literal defenestration, with vivisection of the soul and an eternal burning in pits of hell so intense that the greatest supernova of all times could not compare.

Secrets.  I have too, too many.

Caro Emerald - That Man
(Apr 10, 2012 - 10:37)
Great little tune .. First time I heard it I went to my PC and compared it to my father's recording of a similiar song on the Victrola Label in 1927 (Mann Brother's Jass Band) — They called it "Jass" in some areas because the word "Jazz" was associated with sexual intercourse in "Negro Slang".  This was a double sided 78 rpm record, there are a few of the earlier single side, double thickness discs, too.  I donated them all to the AFof M Museum.

Blondie - One Way or Another
(Apr 10, 2012 - 10:27)
Damn it!  ANOTHER song about Sex!  What's up with this my Homies???

Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll
(Apr 10, 2012 - 10:07)

The original — and there's no sex in this one !

Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll
(Apr 10, 2012 - 10:04)
 CamLwalk wrote:
Like a one-eyed cat peekin in a seafood store
I could look at you til you ain't a child no more


OMG!  Pervert!  Begin the Arrests!  Save the Children!

Chingon - Malagueña Salerosa
(Apr 10, 2012 - 08:39)
"Chingon" ???  Chingala!


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Woodstock
(Apr 10, 2012 - 07:58)
Every time I hear this I wonder what happened to Mr Yasgur?  Did he ever receive his rent money for the field?

Anyway, Godlike is my rating.

Youngbloods - Get Together
(Mar 30, 2012 - 14:36)
I am a cynical old man and when this started playing I thought "Oh yeah, how's that peace and harmony working out for you all now".

We used to play the hell out of this track along with a few others over our pirate radio system out of Da Nang, RVN during that nasty little war in that nasty little place ...... "Coming to ya from Monkey Mountain, this is that Tower of Power .. Artillery Radio!"  Then we would play this —- our sign off (when we thought the colonel was coming around) was "The Letter" by the Boxtops.

Oh hell yes.  A whole lifetime ago.

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate To The Wind
(Mar 30, 2012 - 14:22)
Damn!  Every single time I hear this I think of the Luscious Edith Rink ... 2400 S Street, SE, Washington, DC.  Sighhhhhhh she broke my heart.

Hope you and that motocycle guy are still happy (see my previous posts here).

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
(Mar 30, 2012 - 14:19)
 Baketown wrote:
I was just watching the drunk guy in the RCP car singing this,  Too Funny Bill,  that has to be why you are playing this!!  

Yowza!  I just saw that video also and that dude was not only totally drunker than Cooter Brown but knew the words!  Man, what a Karaoke performance.  Kudos to the cops who let him finish even after they stopped the car at the jail.  Wonder if royalties from his YouTube performance will pay for his DUI fines??

PS, I have been that drunk, also, but a long, long, long time ago.

Of Monsters and Men - Six Weeks
(Mar 30, 2012 - 14:12)
Too much shouting; too much fuzz guitar; too much echo.

Too much.

Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me
(Mar 30, 2012 - 13:34)
 bobringer wrote:
Chuck's playing the Chocktaw Bingo?

Only so many chord variations out there, ya know!  This track was cut before Daddy wrote his famous books, even.  Also this song has definitely been around for what, 75 years???? Back in the Barrel House Piano Days ...

Indigo Girls - Sugar Tongue
(Mar 30, 2012 - 12:15)
Just curious, would the DJ ever follow this song with "Take Your Momma Out Tonight" by Scissor Sisters?  {#Nyah}

Tinariwen - Tenere Taqqim Tossam
(Mar 16, 2012 - 13:04)
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Nope, just not growing on me.  My dog is not diggin it either, and he is a pretty good judge of music.  Dog says give it a 1.


I'll eat your dog, for lunch.  Barbequed Korean style with Winter Kim Chee.

Billy Bragg - Accident Waiting to Happen
(Mar 16, 2012 - 12:38)
Basically, shouting with music.

Goldfrapp - Cologne Cerrone Houdini
(Mar 16, 2012 - 12:14)
Is that Goldie Hawn on the cover?

Portishead - Sour Times
(Mar 16, 2012 - 11:48)
Sounds a lot like Blossom Dearie from the 1970's ..... Just sayin'

The Beatles - Across The Universe
(Mar 16, 2012 - 11:17)
Ah the old electric 12-string ... bliss!

James Gang - Funk #49
(Mar 16, 2012 - 11:09)
You can listen for Joe on 30 meter CW around 10.115 mhz .. if you can copy Morse code.

The Derek Trucks Band - I Know
(Mar 16, 2012 - 11:06)

The Derek Trucks Band - I Know
(Mar 16, 2012 - 10:48)

TimeWaster, you couldn't be farther from the truth.  Matter of fact, at the risk of sounding both pontifical and pendulous, Do you know ANYthing about Bill and Rebecca and RP or did you just glide through here on a random napalm drop?

Bob Marley - Forever Loving Jah
(Jan 18, 2012 - 14:07)
 Poacher wrote:

I am really pleased you listened to the dub buffet. In all honesty, it was quickly thrown together, but I think I made my point. 

I was never going to convert you - it would be like someone making me listen to Germanic Opera. . . by giving me lots of styles of Germanic Opera to listen to. . . and wanting to convert me over. And that will never happen! However, it might open my ears to some of the subtle variations and perhaps I might not take the piss so much.

However, I am delighted you listened and commented. It was my pleasure to provide. Peace.


I never met any "Aggro Rastas" — only the very peaceful  followers who live on Anguilla where I lived for many years.

Santana - Everybody's Everything
(Nov 10, 2011 - 07:58)
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay, I thought I'd posted this, but apparently not...  I remember back in the 70's (and I couldn't pinpoint a specific year because when one lives in a state where gambling and prostitution is legal and kids are allowed in the casinos to watch the floor shows, time really means very little) I was sitting in the Commercial Hotel Casino showroom, and this young group of women got onstage. They were called the Dae-Han Sisters, from Korea, I think, and they performed this song, with drums, guitars, and some amazing choreography.  I was totally dazzled.

Much later, after I'd made the acquaintance of a radio station owner (who shall forever be referred to as "Baby Huey" for reasons best not disclosed here) I was informed by him that there was NO WAY the Dae-Han Sisters could have done that song. Of course, Baby Huey was from Californja and therefore knew everything, so my experience apparently did not happen.

I still can't hear this song without thinking of that smoky casino and those very amazing singer/dancer/musicians who opened their show with "Everybody's Everything."  They were in town for a week, and I paid the cover charge every night to see them. Except, apparently, it was all a hallucination.     
OMG!  Reminds me of a time in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, sitting in some disgusting little riverside bar and whore house listening to a music group play "Smoke on the Water" which came out as "Smack-ooo onda wattar".  Meanwhile there was a war going on less than a mile away across the Mekong River where there WAS smoke on the water.

Dave Matthews - Gravedigger (acoustic)
(Nov 10, 2011 - 07:17)
 Geecheeboy wrote:
I suppose someone WILL dig my grave someday.  Sobering thought.
Not me .. I'm donating my corpse to Meharry University's medical school.  Cut cut cut!

Artie Shaw - Nightmare
(Nov 08, 2011 - 07:00)
 Cynaera wrote:
*sigh*  I grew up with this music. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller... Really makes me wish my dad was still alive. I have his clarinet, though - the one he used to play when he was in a big band. There are a couple of broken pieces, but I can't seem to part with it, as if by hanging onto it, I'm hanging onto Dad.  I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for big-band music. {#Sunny}

Me too .. I still have my dad's German-style double bass bow with real horsehair — about 100 years old I think.

Natalie Merchant - Carnival (Live)
(Nov 01, 2011 - 19:40)
Got tickets at the Schemmerhorn to see her and the Symphony next week.  Yow-za!

Patty Griffin - Change
(Nov 01, 2011 - 19:26)
You all should have been at the Mercy Lounge a few weeks ago —- Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, PAtty Griffin and about 50 of Nashville Music Row's most famous artists were there and we was rockin'!

Patty Griffin - Change
(Nov 01, 2011 - 19:23)
 gypsyman wrote:



Yes - Long Distance Runaround & The Fish
(Nov 01, 2011 - 19:18)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

You always seem compelled to mention the Yorkshire accent. Is this some English class system thing we don't know about? No one over here seems to care about (or even notice) Anderson's accent.

I prefer a nice well-puffed Yorkshire Pudding, a long pull of MacGonigal's Stoute, a few paper-thin slices of end cut roast beef and a bloody lots less of bleeding redcoat tuppence-threepence codswallop commentary slurred offsides a hurried wipe of sopping technicolour breakfast nappies be-twixt the usual snarfing about The Bleeding Royals and their bewigged spawn and get, and the odd bodkin of spew about Lady Thatcher and how the Bloody Argies should have got a blinkin' a-bomb on their greasy arses.  Etcetera, etcetera.  And Furthermore, me Laddie, as for accents, try ta' penetrate a drunken conversation down around Congo Square at two ack-emma.

World Party - Way Down Now
(Oct 18, 2011 - 08:18)
It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right.

Wallinger Rocks!

Jehro - Everything
(Oct 18, 2011 - 08:03)
Fascinating cover picture.  The Asian DJ, the self-centred girl in yellow hugging herself; the Dusky lady of Color looking saucily at the androgynous person with the hat ... I'm thinking that others may have differing opinions.  Why only two drinks?  Is the Yellow Girl an interloper?  A competing Lover?  A non-drinking menage a'trois partner? 

The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
(Oct 17, 2011 - 19:08)
We are all waiting ... think about it ...

Robbie Robertson - Straight Down the Line
(Oct 17, 2011 - 19:03)
Ahhh yes, I can hear The Band in there someplace ... awesome track.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Long Time Gone
(Oct 17, 2011 - 18:57)
 miahfost wrote:
Sorry, but this song sounds dated. It seems like a paen to the hippies, a sop to those who would grow their hair long. In the sixties, you did not have to do anything to change the world, just put on a record like this, smoke pot and talk about it. Well I for one am sick of that sound track.
I disagree.  First, you had to have lived in those troubled times; second, you must listen to the words and understand that they are NOT about what may be obvious; to be trite, there is a deeper meaning to this song than can be fathomed on the first or even the tenth listening.  This song and the singing poetry goes deep into the collective consciences of the America people of that time.  The late 1960's were a terrible time and a wonderful time at the same time.The insane war in Vietnam and the breath-taking open-mindedness and hope of most of the youth of that day.  Well, I guess you just had to be there.  I know, I sure was.

Bob Dylan - Simple Twist Of Fate
(Oct 17, 2011 - 15:21)
We should all pause for a moment and consider how a simple twist of fate would change your life and the lives of others.  If you really think about it make sure you don't have any razor blades handy.

Dengue Fever - Kiss Of The Bufo Alvarius
(Oct 16, 2011 - 13:15)
Lick the Toad, Baby .. Lick it!

Kasabian - Secret Alphabets
(Oct 13, 2011 - 18:04)
Wonder if Charlie Manson gets to listen to this on his cell radio?

Pink Floyd - Speak To Me -> ...In The Sky (live)
(Oct 11, 2011 - 14:44)
And lest we forget the great back-up vocals:


Ben Harper - Burn to Shine
(Oct 11, 2011 - 06:33)
This was after Joanna and before Laura .. some interesting in-between words in this song.

Ray LaMontagne - Empty
(Oct 11, 2011 - 06:18)
 Cynaera wrote:
I choose to ignore all the negative comments. This song can make even the worst day of my week bearable. "I've been to hell and back so many times, I must admit, you kind of bore me..."

Love this song.
Ditto ... His take on life having many little Hells into which we scurry and then crawl to escape is poetic.  I'd attempt a count of my little Hells but my abacus be broke.

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
(Oct 10, 2011 - 15:23)
I've had this album for years and like it muchly.  I would remind all that the photo on the cover is a real person whose helmet originally said "Make Love not War" and who was killed in action at the age of 19 in Vietnam.

Robbie Robertson - Straight Down the Line
(Oct 10, 2011 - 14:11)
Digging that fretless bass line

It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird
(Oct 10, 2011 - 11:58)
White Bird must either fly or die, sort of ying and yangish, I think.  What if, just supposing, that White Bird upon attempting escape, died?  What then, isn't death the TRUE escape?  Hummmm?  Personally, I think the White Bird managed to fly out of the cage and then got halfway across the street when a big 18-wheeler took him away embedded in the radiator grill right next to the "Peterbilt" emblem.

Neil Young - Helpless
(Oct 10, 2011 - 11:16)
 cc_rider wrote:
Having just heard a dear, dear member of the RP community passed away, tragically, this song is all the more poignant. We all feel helpless, trying to make sense of a senseless loss.

Peace, Melissa.


Ten Years After - Once There Was A Time
(Oct 10, 2011 - 08:10)
I remember these boys when they were here in Nashville back in The Day, playing at one fo the dives along Printer's Alley.  Great old-timey rock and writhe action.

Chris Whitley - To Joy (Revolution of the Innocents)
(Oct 07, 2011 - 17:30)
 superfido wrote:

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Los Lobos - Bertha
(Oct 07, 2011 - 17:14)
Yo fellow Dead Heads, this is a terrific album and the legacy of songs written by JG and others is truly up there with the angels where ole Jerry is now, serenading them with "Friend of the Devil" and most likely, they are loving it too, toking up a bit of the Green and rocking.

Damn, Old Friend Jerry, we miss you for sure.

Cloud Cult - The Mission: Unexplainable Stories
(Oct 07, 2011 - 13:44)
I thought the singer intro was by Grace Slick .. honestly!

Robert Plant - Central Two O Nine
(Oct 07, 2011 - 12:08)
Amazing what one can do with twelve strings

Gomez - Options
(Oct 07, 2011 - 12:07)
 TerryS wrote:
Needs some contrabass saxophone...
I'm thinking a well-played Rackett:


Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - American X
(Oct 06, 2011 - 15:00)
 ccwcool wrote:
I need drugs.
My drugs need me!

Keren Ann - My Name Is Trouble
(Oct 06, 2011 - 14:58)
 MJdub wrote:

People who don't shoot always seem confused at the fact that I find shooting relaxing.  They always picture a madman at the range shooting angrily and getting more worked up with each shot.  I shoot mostly long-range, and in fact, shooting is the most relaxing activity I've ever found.  Focusing on relaxing every single muscle in your body, shooting between breaths, even heartbeats...talk about being in the zone.  Leaving the range I feel like what returning from a weekend at a spa retreat must feel like, for the people who enjoy that sort of thing.

That said, this is a really cool song!

Yes indeed, very Zen-ish.  Especially small-bore (.22 cal) outdoor 25 meters.  Then there is always the outdoor .177 air pistol events they have in Germany.  I've fired just about all kinds of weapons in my Army days.  Much prefer the General Electric GAU 30mm Chain Gun with depleted uranium discarding sabot tracer as attached to the chin of a nice rotating set of wings with a 3-D HUD which mixes thermal, RADAR and visual TV.

Van Morrison - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
(Oct 06, 2011 - 10:36)
 AvoidingWork wrote:

Don't forget Falco!!!  That....  Was.....  Totally.....   WICKED!!!!
Ah Falco!  RIP Lieber Herr!

Chorus of Tribes - Into Morocco
(Oct 05, 2011 - 15:05)
There was a CDROM game titled "Silent Thunder- A-10 Tank Killer II" published by Sierra Games.The sound track sounded so close to this it may be the same group or musicians.  Lots of trance light stuff to accompany the usual 30mm depleted uranium chain gun rounds heading down range to destroy the usual enemies.

Rolling Stones - All Down The Line
(Oct 05, 2011 - 13:52)
 lily34 wrote:
i'm pretty sure the cover band, Fazed Cookies, did this at the Green Lantern last friday night...where i did a memorable, albeit bad and obnoxious, mick jagger imitation all night long. i blame the Jamesons.

that poor band. i ruined their show.
Did NOT ruin the show ... I just checked the surveillance tapes and you were really great!  I've got a copy of the topless portion which is pretty funny too.  Ahhhhh ... so long ago!

Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
(Oct 05, 2011 - 13:34)
Me likey

The Civil Wars - 20 Years
(Oct 04, 2011 - 14:03)
 thedirtyvicar wrote:
This is a song about anal sex.  The "note underneath your front door" is a thinly-veiled allusion to menses and use of a pad, and 20 years ago is when it started, so this is a 35 year old woman who is conflicted about satisfying her lover.  There's no reasons, no excuses, she just has to do it, thus the downtempo arrangement and minor key.  But she hopes the relationship will continue into her 50s, 60s, and 70s, even if it means this sort of compromise for whatever reason.
Oh!  My!! Ghod!!  I had no idea!

Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
(Oct 04, 2011 - 13:53)
Is this a Christian song?

Paul Simon - The Obvious Child
(Oct 04, 2011 - 09:02)
 cc_rider wrote:
The best part of this song is the drum line. Paul's okay and all, but the drum line really works.
Tight stretched marching snare drum beaten with metal whisks; 32" bass drum with cloth mallets.

Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of the World Party
(Sep 29, 2011 - 13:04)
Love the sound of those Double Contrabass Sarusphones hitting the basement notes.

James P. Johnson - Blue Note Boogie
(Sep 29, 2011 - 12:26)

Check out some of these records.

Yoav - Yellowbrite Smile
(Sep 29, 2011 - 12:16)
 On_The_Beach wrote: 

This person may be related to Engineer Jorgasnovara in "This Island Earth". 

Afel Bocum - Alasidi
(Sep 29, 2011 - 12:14)
Great riffs with the Cloacoa and the K'wadi (tambor made from stretched elephant scrotums)

Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
(Sep 29, 2011 - 12:11)
I believe that this was the TH's first use of the Soprano Cloacoa for those trill-like noises.

Rush - Limelight
(Sep 29, 2011 - 11:30)
Clockwork Angels will be released in March 2012.

Caro Emerald - A Night Like This
(Sep 29, 2011 - 11:24)
 Rockit wrote:
Catchy...How old is this song? I

January 2010

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign
(Sep 28, 2011 - 15:18)
I believe that we humans are ALL born under a Bad Sign.  The Sigil of Evil.  As in "Bad Moon Rising", as in "None of Us Are Free", as in "I didn't know the gun was loaded".  Etc., etc.

Now as to how we get out from under the Bad Sign; ahhhh, there is the question our more astute listeners and correspondents herein could attempt to answer.

Be clever.

My answer:  The human race is totally fucked.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Learning To Fly
(Sep 28, 2011 - 11:05)
Has a lot of Travelling Wilbury's in it or they have a lot of this in them for this track.

Talking Heads - Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
(Sep 28, 2011 - 10:38)
 jagdriver wrote:
It's simply amazing how obnoxious Byrne can be.


Gustavo Santaolalla - Deportation/Iguazu
(Sep 28, 2011 - 10:26)
 Cynaera wrote:
I have no idea what "Deadwood" is (remember, I live in bumf*ck Nevada where we barely have internet access.)  Every time I hear the beginning of this song, I get chills and then lock all the doors and try to find my happy-place. It's so ominous-sounding! I love it, but it's almost painful.  I probably don't make any sense, so shutting up now.

You must live in Elko.

This is Stephen King music to accompany a reading of "Desperation" ... if you've driven that highway at night you know waht I be meanin'.

Jethro Tull - Mother Goose
(Sep 28, 2011 - 10:23)
Bloody Wonderful!  And I've always loved the picture of my grandfather on the album cover.

Miles Davis - Nature Boy
(Sep 28, 2011 - 10:21)
After perusing some of the comments herein am I to assume that some feel Jazz Music is a "political statement"?  Just wondering where that idea came from?

John Prine - Please Don't Bury Me
(Sep 28, 2011 - 09:53)

I ran into JP at the Kroger supermarket here a little while back and we discussed Squamous Cell cancer.  I am still having my Agent Orange related SC's removed.  He's fine and dandy, as usual; he had a SC cancer chopped out in 1998, btw.  What a guy.

Iggy Pop - The Passenger
(Sep 28, 2011 - 07:28)
I think this song is about The Devil .... "The Passenger" just rides along causing trouble.  Just sayin' ...

Ennio Morricone - For A Few Dollars More
(Sep 28, 2011 - 05:51)
 cc_rider wrote:
There are not enough songs with a Jews Harp in them. Dang shame.

Oh oh!  Not PC!  It's now called a "Jaw Harp".  Consider yourself whipped with Birkenstock sandals and forced to consume large amounts of granola.

Chris Bathgate - No Silver
(Sep 27, 2011 - 11:27)
Very Irish sounding, very pleasant ballad.  I don't have any silver or gold either, but I have lots of guns.  {#Drummer}

Eels - Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
(Sep 27, 2011 - 11:25)
Is he stealing that dog or what?  Dog don't look too happy.

Doc & Merle Watson - Hesitation Blues
(Sep 27, 2011 - 10:34)
Sounds like the song I used to sing when I was dating Patty back in high school.  See, I went to public school and she went to a Catholic school.

Didn't work out.

Robyn Hitchcock - Sinister But She Was Happy
(Sep 27, 2011 - 07:45)
 haljordan wrote:
"Right, well, we've got these leftover words here we need to get rid of."
"What do you have?"
"We've got 'chandelier', and 'leeches' (kind of gross) and, let's see...oh and 'festooned'. What do you think?"
"I'll see what I can do." 
We've got leeches in me breeches,
Festooned loons swimming to the Moon;
Life is a chandelier
Bling and blink and wink and then fall;
Flip the switch on the wall.

Martin Sexton - Hallelujah
(Sep 27, 2011 - 07:42)
 Schmackdown wrote:
As of 9 October 2008 there are two MS tracks at RP, neither of which have ever been aired.

An upload of the excellent "The Way I Am" was summarily rejected without even making it to the LRC.

I'm guessing he turned RP down for a free CD or appearance or hit on Rebecca and got on the grudge list. I'm also guessing if he ever pulls a Ray LaMontagne and becomes a trendy/widespread critical darling, suddenly those rejected tracks will get some attention. "Shelter" got the RP Finger the first time I uploaded it; add a little underground popularity and lo, it's now in rotation.

Don't presume B/R always judge music on "merit"- buzz has a lot to do with it. Not much else to explain the reversal of sentiment towards uploaded music that was rejected.

Let me guess, it was YOUR submission which didn't make the grade?  Remember, Life is a disappointment, one right after the other until your very own Song is accepted by that Heavenly Radio Station.

Martin Sexton - Hallelujah
(Sep 27, 2011 - 07:40)
 Jelani wrote:
I heard those first lines and had to get up and comment.
When I was 14 I worked at a Dairy Queen in the next town over and I thought my boss, the owner, was Satan! 
If he wasn't Satan, he was simply the biggest asshole in the world. 

He most likely WAS Satan (Old Leatherwings; Mister Scratch; The Dark One; Doctor Evil; etc.)  Almost all Assholes of my momentary acquaintance have had a bit of the Old Brimstone about them.

Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot
(Sep 27, 2011 - 07:35)
Ah Patti, you have always been a "10" with me  ... for a variety of good reasons.

Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
(Sep 26, 2011 - 12:49)
Leon Russell does a great Joe Cocker too!

Mich Gerber - Haboob
(Sep 26, 2011 - 12:19)
Makes me recall the first scene in "The Fifth Element"  ...  "Habeeb!  More Light!"

Johnny Winter - Highway 61 Revisited
(Sep 26, 2011 - 11:28)
That's some bodacious slide action ...

Patty Griffin - Wade In The Water
(Sep 26, 2011 - 10:18)
Mercy Lounge here in Nashville on October 4th.  Don't know about you'all but we'll be there ...

Pearl Jam - Thin Air
(Sep 26, 2011 - 07:26)
 Cynaera wrote:
At the risk of sounding like our late departed Excelsior, I'm not willing to take into consideraton any comments with gross misspelling or grammatical errors. Our educational system is failing, and these are the people who will be governing us in the future. I do not condone "text - ese."

Having said that, I love Pearl Jam. This is not one of their better songs, but I'd take it over most of what's being fed to us over the airwaves and touted as "music."
consideraton  dat word be considerashaun, yo!


The Be Good Tanyas - Rain and Snow
(Sep 26, 2011 - 07:11)
 rdo wrote:
Is that Gaelic?
Oy!  it's Canadian, eh?

Toad The Wet Sprocket - Nightingale Song
(Sep 26, 2011 - 07:01)

Amy LaVere - Washing Machine
(Sep 25, 2011 - 15:56)
 laozilover wrote:
I, for one, wouldn't mind helping her out...

oldslabsides wrote:


 Very nice .. appears to be a Smith and Wesson stainless steel revolver which chambers the famous S&W .50 caliber round (competition to the .454 Casull).  I would note, however, that using that stance she will receive a rather unpleasant surprise after firing the weapon.  I estimate her weight to be about 115 lbs, maybe 120 .. she should be leaning INTO the weapon so as to not be knocked on her ass by the recoil and for quick recovery in firing the rest of the rounds at the onrushing Zombies coming over the fence.  Can't say much for that fancy laser-headsup display optical sigthts.  Best way to shoot people with a revolver is to aim at the center of their mass and pull the trigger until all the rounds are gone, then pull out your bowie knife and start cutting.

Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark
(Sep 25, 2011 - 15:08)
Could have sworn that this was The Bangles ..

Sonny Landreth - Congo Square
(Sep 25, 2011 - 14:34)
 Toke wrote:
Where is 'Congo Square' anyone know ???
New Orleans:  Check this out:


Buena Vista Social Club - El Cuarto de Tula
(Sep 25, 2011 - 14:28)
Please follow this by something from Senor Coconut.

Beethoven - Symphony No.5 - Allegro Con Brio
(Sep 25, 2011 - 14:01)
OK, Ok, Ok, where's the Spike Jones rendition of this, huh?  You know the one, with the dishpans, the cowbells, the wash tub and the shotgun blanks ...

The Beatles - Revolution 1
(Sep 24, 2011 - 12:10)
 woodchuk wrote:
  • "Not to worry. The Day of the Rope is coming."
Wow..two trolls in a row!
This is the type of racist rubbish that should have disappeared in the 50's or 60's...  Regardless of what you think about the POTUS's policies, references to lynching of black people just shows that you are a troglodyte who has nothing constructive to offer to the future of the USA...

What a sick world we live in..  How far from the ideals of the Beatles have we come?

No, No, No, you missed the sarcastic reference.  In the book "The Turner Diaries", 'the day of the rope' was a catch-phrase to mean when the uber-conservative, survivalist, Religous revolutionaries would take to the streets and lynch anyone and everyone they targeted.  Blacks, Jews, Browns, Yellows, Liberals, politicians, peace officers .. all were fodder for the mad world of The Turner Diaries.  For example, I, myself, am a Socialist and I have believed for years in a strong, centralized, authoritarian government which would provide Social Justice for all people.  However citizens of our socialist people's republic would be required to participate in that government's governance in a multitude of ways, including Projects for the improvement of the infrastructure and so forth.  No capitalistic business would be permitted to exist and instead all methods of production would be Nationalized and administered by People's Committees.  Politicians, lobbyists, representative government of the sort we have today would become redundant, since  once the People's Revolutionary Committees became fully formed and active at all levels (neighborhood, town, city, state and federal), all social actions would be governed by Plenary Congresses of the People.  The ordinary citizen, committed to the destiny of the Socialist People's Republic of America, would become the direct implementer of public requirements such as farming, industry, living space growth, environmental controls.  Within a few generations, the SPRA would become a paradise for all: no smog, no hazardous chemicals, no murder of innocent animals, no rapine plundering of the land, no disastrous nuclear power plants.  The SPRA would, of course, retain a very strong defensive force of Peace-Keepers, who would integrate completely with the United Nations and assist that august body in the righting of wrongs throughout the world.  There would be no poor, no homeless, no manipulative super-rich, and certainly a complete and utter end to the racial, religious, and other segregation manifested in today's USA.  So, you see, you pulled the trigger much to early in your commentary.  Speaking of "racist rubbish that should have disappeared in the 50's and 60's", I hope you fully realize that race-hatred has existed since the formation of the USA, when rich planters, slave-holder, white men brought the country into existence.  That racial hatred continues today and you can easily see how it is a cancer which has metastasized into hatred of differing sexual preferences, transgender-ism, political activism, and the strangling of civil, argumentative debate in our society.  Anything which is perceived to be "extreme" by one person is branded extreme by others who follow a kind of spoor which somehow leads them to on to bemoan that particular deviation from their narrow-minded proclivities.  I have a lot more to say about social issues in this country and how only Authoritarian Socialism will permit the nation's survival, but will reserve my thoughts for the podium.  As for the ideals of the Beatles, their wish for peace and harmony amongst all peoples of the world was not necessarily an ephemeral desire; such a status is possible but only after gigantic social welfare projects.  Projects, which are only doable under the aegis of a Socialist People's Republic.

Katie Melua - The Flood
(Sep 24, 2011 - 09:42)
 mandolin wrote:

...i have a stack of old 78 RPM records at home - those things are thick and heavy!..interesting that they never really caught on with the audiophile crowd, as the higher speeds offer much greater fidelity than any other quasi-mainstream mechanical analog disc...
Problem with 78 rpm discs is the amount of recording time.  You can achieve pretty high quality and a lengthy play time if you went to a 12" or 16" one sided disc.  The 45 rpm discs for single play were pretty close to as hi fi as you could get.  OTH, if you have any of the mid-1950's "Master-Phonics" 78rpm discs, they are pretty good quality.  Those old radio broadcast 16 rpm discs were "transcription discs" and were not made for actual sound quality.  Higher speeds and media tracks which are wide equates to bandwidth.  At one time there was a scheme to record music on Betamax or VHS tapes where the helical scan head flew past at present day DAT speeds.  Recording wide bandwidth analog sound is actually fairly difficult, not because of the equipment electronics but the media bandwidth.

John Hiatt - The River Knows Your Name
(Sep 24, 2011 - 09:20)
Interesting song about suicide.

Keren Ann - My Name Is Trouble
(Sep 24, 2011 - 09:11)
She's looking at the handgun as if it was a tempting phallic device ... just sayin ...

James McMurtry - Choctaw Bingo
(Sep 23, 2011 - 10:05)
I'm thinking this track is the alternative studio version; I'm now going to line up all of the versions of this tune and play them back to back until my eyes bleed.  Oh, and to see Jim in concert is a religious experience, to say the least.  Would love to see him along with Mojo Nixon and Reverend Horton Heat all at the same show.

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate To The Wind
(Sep 22, 2011 - 12:22)
 Misterfixit wrote:
Ahhhhh the memories .... Edith, up there at 2400 S Street, SE, I will never forget you.  I hope you are still enjoying this album ... What was the name of that guy who stole you away from me in 1966?  Never mind.

Wait a min, I just remembered his name, it was Mike and he owned a motorcycle?  Well, hell, no wonder.  Just sayin ... {#Lol}

Peter Tosh - Johnny B. Goode
(Sep 22, 2011 - 11:32)
 donnyballgame wrote:

No doubt.

Love the tuba line.


E-flat Sousaphone, actually. But the sounds pretty much the same.  One's for marching and one's for holding like you're doing a Heimlich Maneuver on some fat mother-in-law at a party.

Kula Shaker - Tattva
(Sep 21, 2011 - 14:48)
Very interesting album cover:  Knights Templar; The Kaiser; the dead Kennedy; Marilyn Monroe; Marx (the commie, not Groucho); the sweating man from Atomic Comics; King Kong, must be a message there someplace ....

Tabla Beat Science - Palmistry
(Sep 21, 2011 - 14:45)
"Oh My Goodness Gracious! —- our Britisher Telly watchers will pick up on this.

Jake Shimabukuro - Bohemian Rhapsody
(Sep 21, 2011 - 14:23)
I would rather hear this as played on the Theremin.

Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly
(Sep 21, 2011 - 14:15)
 boober wrote:
I was just trying to be funny......thanks for the info though Misterfixit!

I know you were Boober, and I used your post as an excuse in stream of babble ... Good on ya as them Frenchies say, I think.

Tom Waits - Step Right Up
(Sep 21, 2011 - 13:57)
"We're Going out Of Business" ... story of the U.S.A. today.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
(Sep 21, 2011 - 13:45)
Everyone take a look at the photo gallery where this photo is located.  Some very nice images there.

calypsus_1 wrote:

what makes me sing by shinesforyou

This album is my favorite album of all time. Wish you were here was the first song I ever learned on guitar, the first song that could make me cry, give me shivers, remember. I have never felt so strongly about anything. This album was (and still is) my rock when I didn't want to rely on anyone.   ~shinesforyou

Copyright All rights reserved

Natalie Merchant - Space Oddity
(Sep 21, 2011 - 13:29)
I love this version ... Natalie's voice sounds so afraid, so vulnerable, so lost and lonesome, so tormented that she will not hear from her astronauting lover again .... it's OK, Natalie, come over here and I'll comfort you and dry your tears ... oh yes, Ole Misterfixit sure will .. Fixit  ....{#Eyes}{#Whipit}

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
(Sep 21, 2011 - 12:48)
Memories of being at the 2d Infantry Division "Gunstock 1972" and hearing the 2d ID band playing this and "Getting Stronger Every Day" and watching Major General Henry G. Emerson, "The Gunfighter", rocking with his troops.  Whoa!

Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop
(Sep 21, 2011 - 12:32)
By cross referencing the Reynolds number with the relative roughness, the friction factor, f, is calculated. f=(ΔpπR2/2πRΔL)/(ρv2/2) Where solving for Δp will allow for the calculation of pressure drop through a pipe.

Or, on the other hand, the profound droppage of the Pressures of Life both specifically and generally, which occurs after inhalation of massive amounts of Ganja.

Iree mon, Iree!

The Cure - Fascination Street
(Sep 21, 2011 - 12:10)
If you listen to this track backwards you will cut yourself.

Wilco - Born Alone
(Sep 21, 2011 - 12:00)
They are sold out at the Ryman here in Nashville for ALL shows.  Nuff said ...

Iron & Wine - Jezebel
(Sep 21, 2011 - 11:52)
Meg White on drums.

The Beatles - Taxman
(Sep 21, 2011 - 11:25)
Koan wrote: Just checking to see how many Obamaphobes signed in to make some lame political commentary with this song as currency. I'm assuming they prefer foreign currency to make their point since the party they prefer has rendered their own less valuable.

kinAy wrote:

Who (the party they prefer) exactly did what?
And now, Obamaphobe? Voting non-Obama makes one phobic?
So...how's that "just checking in" working for you? {#Stupid}


The whole album is political and says a lot about the "currency" of many songs of the late 1960's in today's times of Trial and Tribulation.

Uncle Tupelo - Still Be Around
(Sep 21, 2011 - 10:01)
 Biscobret wrote:
when the bible is a bottle
and the hardwood floor is home
when morning comes twice a day or not at all
if I break in two will you put me back together
when this puzzle's figured out will you still be around

Easily one of Farar's best - and that's saying A LOT!


Rickie Lee Jones - Up from the Skies
(Sep 21, 2011 - 09:27)
 jagdriver wrote:
Hmmmmmm... I want to like this, but am biased by Ellen MacIlwaine's definitive cover. My ears are open, though....

Me two ... I think Ellen's version is much better, more voice.

The Who - Love, Reign O'er Me
(Sep 21, 2011 - 09:03)
For the longest time, until disabused of the idea, I thought this was about Golden Showers.

Cheikh Lo Lo - Guiss Guiss
(Sep 21, 2011 - 08:35)
 Excelsior wrote:

Excelsior seems to be missing these days.  I hope he didn't put his fingers down his/her/it's throat too many times to get the puking icon going.

Van Morrison - Precious Time
(Sep 21, 2011 - 08:31)
 lemmoth wrote:

Because if say Morrison in this context, which one do you mean?


Most folks who've met him and had time to talk about music and so forth will recall that he always says "Call me Van, if you please".   Van Morrison is a very personal person, reserved, almost shy, but when he speaks about something which touches his heart he becomes almost an extrovert.

R.E.M. - So. Central Rain
(Sep 19, 2011 - 07:58)
Nice bit of 12-string action there ...

Muddy Waters - Rock Me
(Sep 19, 2011 - 06:55)
Oh Hells Yeah!  I be bumpin' this one to a Ten!

Florence + The Machine - Not Fade Away
(Sep 19, 2011 - 06:51)

Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
(Sep 16, 2011 - 14:37)
 JamesB wrote:
Those 13 people who gave this song a "1" are listening to the wrong radio.{#Stupid}

They tried to give an "11" like I have tried to do so many times ...

Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
(Sep 16, 2011 - 14:37)
 Netto wrote:
bump for the awesome pic


What did he say?  "A little too early for this...?"

Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
(Sep 15, 2011 - 10:19)
 lmic wrote:
Heard an amazing story about how, when Roger and co. were recording the album, Syd—out of it as he was by that point—was wandering through the studio, being cantankerous and annoying the heck out of people.

Roger didn't even recognize him... at the same time that he was recording this love song to him.

Sad and poignant.

Tragic love.

The Specials - Message to You Rudy
(Sep 15, 2011 - 08:39)
I'm bumping it up one to an "8" .. this track grows on me ..

Tori Amos - Shattering Sea
(Sep 15, 2011 - 08:08)
Dramatic, pounding, thrusting, throbbing, pulsating, .... etcetera!

Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
(Sep 15, 2011 - 08:04)
Politics USA = Same as it Ever Was.

Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
(Sep 15, 2011 - 07:02)
Now, about those Vestal Virgins, he begs the question "Tell me why?"

The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
(Sep 15, 2011 - 06:37)
Crazy as a coconut, eh ..... wonder what Senor Coconut has to say about this?

Muse - Knights of Cydonia
(Sep 15, 2011 - 06:31)
Their very innovative use of the electrified saw blade is truly interesting.

Beck - Qué Onda Guero
(Sep 14, 2011 - 14:09)
I love their innovative use of the Cloacoa instrumentals.

Peter Gabriel - Feeling Begins
(Sep 14, 2011 - 13:41)
Listening to this whilst reading "King, of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy.

Appropriate.  Mood-setting.

Asaf Avidan - Painting On The Past
(Sep 14, 2011 - 06:08)
 romeotuma wrote:

I really, really like this song...
Painting On The Past
by Asaf Avidan & The Mojos

I think I'll go down to the river.
I think I'll dangle all my hooks.
I think I like the way she's hungry.
I think I like the way she looks.

Nothing seems to last.
I'm painting on the past.
Nothing seems to last.
I'm painting on the past.
You're just like all the rest.
Girl you ain't the first
and you certainly ain't the last!

I think I'll roll down to the city.
I think I'll wear my leather boots.
I think I like the way she's tying.
I really love the way she looks.


Fish hooks and leather boots?  OMG!  Ewwwwww ...

Asaf Avidan - Painting On The Past
(Sep 14, 2011 - 06:07)
I keep hearing riffs from the BeeGee's "Dancin' ..." disco tracks.

Jimi Hendrix - Red House
(Sep 13, 2011 - 12:50)
For those of us who actually heard Jimi in concert, live, we will carry that experience of hearing and seeing until we are dust in the wind.  When Jimi was jumping with the 82d Airborne, it's said that he would go out the door singing some screaming tuneless tune .... Ah, he is with the Gods of Music now dancing and making music on the Eternal Congo Square. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
(Sep 13, 2011 - 12:21)
 Art_Carnage wrote:
"She kisses me windy"



I am so totally wanting to explain ... but I resist the impulse

John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
(Sep 13, 2011 - 11:04)
 cc_rider wrote:
can someone find information about 'the Henry Swank Club'? A quick google revealed zip.

Forget the club, give me Hillary Swank .... yowzah!

David Lindley - Tuna Fish Blues
(Sep 13, 2011 - 09:59)
You should see Dave's collection of stringed instruments.  His slide work on this piece is on a 1965 Sears and Roebuck "Ten Buck Special" guitar.

Los Straitjackets - Sing, Sing, Sing
(Sep 13, 2011 - 09:46)
 keller1 wrote:

When my drum teacher, who is a jazz drummer, first heard this, he said "You'd swear it was written as a surf song."

I play this tune, and so I've spent a lot of time listening to alternative versions of it. Listen again to the Benny Goodman version, all 7+ minutes of it, and you'll wonder how Gene Krupa stayed awake, although the groove is a bit deeper than on this version. For dynamics, though, the Straitjackets, hands down.

Gene Krupa, who was a friend of my father, Zebe Mann, was a frequent visitor to our house when he was on the west coast.  He acted like what we would call "Manic" today.  Later on I discovered that when he wasn't on Heroin he was on Amphetimines or Cocaine.  He was still one of the top 5 drummers every.  He was funny, and never stood still for a moment even at the dinner table.

Rolling Stones - Country Honk
(Sep 13, 2011 - 08:49)
I love this track!  and I never got a single penny from BMI for honking the horn of that 1956 Studebaker parked outside the studio.  COnsider that my donation to the Canon.

Silversun Pickups - Three Seed
(Sep 13, 2011 - 08:30)
Am I perverse, or does the cover appear to have a number of inflated condums reaching toward the sky?

The Waterboys - The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Live)
(Sep 13, 2011 - 07:32)
"Gypsy" is no longer PC unless we are talking about Gypsy Rose Lee.  "The Travelling People"; "The Roma", "The Romani".  Beware the PC Police or you'll have their raggle taggle in yer eye.

The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
(Sep 08, 2011 - 07:47)
Ah more memories from Vietnam!  When this album first arrived in I Corps (courtesy of the delicious Edith who later Dear John'ed me, but that's another story), it came on a single 45.  The single was radpidly converted to 3" reel-to-reel tape so everyone's little PX tape recorder could play it.  (We used the 3" reels to record stuff and sent audio letters home, etc.)  Well it wasn't 24 hours before this song was #1 hit on the Battalion's Command Radio — everytime the artillery fired, every time Charlie sent in a few 122mm rockets to keep us awake, we heard "Good Vibrations".   Good Vibrations, indeed .... {#War}

Over the Rhine - The World Can Wait
(Sep 08, 2011 - 06:16)
"The world can wait"???  Not with the way things are going.  I recommend following this song with R.L. Burnside's "It's Bad, You Know!"

The Cure - Lullaby
(Aug 31, 2011 - 10:19)
 oldman wrote:

Ditto, and I still think Bill must be "Bob here" that followed Weasel, voice is very similar. I tell anyone that misses WHFS to listen to RP.

And forget not Damian ... and BTW Cerphe has his own Facebook Page and does webradio 24/7 .. same old Cerphe, too!  I got a card from Damian a few years back but have since lost touch with him.  After the wreck he was really in bad shape for years.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Long Time Gone
(Aug 31, 2011 - 09:48)
I believe that this album is their best.  But with CSN&Y it's hard to decide.  Anyway, the phrase "Speak out against the madness" echos the tragedy of the anti-Vietnam War times.

Pink Floyd - Fearless
(Aug 30, 2011 - 12:02)
Liverpool F.C. Forever ...

English Beat - Save It for Later
(Aug 29, 2011 - 14:48)
Still loving that driving 12-string electric beat.  Love 'em!  Hoy!

Seeker Lover Keeper - Going to Sleep
(Aug 29, 2011 - 12:47)
Interesting!  Like you said, a combination of John Lennon, the Be Good Tanyas and (I think) a bit of the old piano roll saloon stuff.  I like this track.

Morcheeba - Let Me See
(Aug 23, 2011 - 14:30)
 jdpinball wrote:

Yeah, what happend to Sky????



Dengue Fever - Uku
(Aug 23, 2011 - 13:16)
 PopKombo wrote:
Hey, where can I get one of them angular banjo guitars?

Hey Pop, forget that banjo thang .. Find that girl!  LBFM Forever!

Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money
(Aug 23, 2011 - 11:58)
 Cynaera wrote:

That Nickelback song "Rock Star" is censored when it plays on the radio in our town. They can't say the words "drugs" or "assholes."  But they can still sing the line about popping pills from a Pez dispenser (I guess the censors figure that it's a convenient way to take aspirin or vitamins.)  "The girls come easy and the bleeep comes cheap..."  It's completely arbitrary censorship, and is ludicrous at best.  At worst, it's a horrible sign of the loss of freedom of speech.  George Carlin was right - if one uses a word often enough, pretty soon one gets used to hearing it and it loses its power to offend.

Unless one is a member of the Moral Majority.  (Quick censorship story:  I once posted on a friend's comment at Facebook. It was about someone who had tossed a crippled puppy in a dumpster and left it to die. Someone else heard the puppy's whimpers and took it to the vet, and eventually, the authorities found the person who'd dumped it. The sorry excuse for a human being got a slap on the wrist and a small fine.  So I posted, "FUCK the courts - I want JUSTICE."  My friend (and also someone I didn't even KNOW) were both horrified that I'd use that kind of language in a public forum. "I have underage nieces and nephews who read this stuff!" she wrote.  And the stranger wrote, "Please tone down your language. Children read this. Blah, blah, blah."

I deleted my post, and never went back to that Facebook page again, but it occurred to me - they weren't outraged by the atrocity of that cruel abandonment of the puppy - they were aghast at the F-bomb.  And then I wondered how young children were being allowed to view Facebook content anyway. No parental control? Hmmm.)

Anyway, I love RP because there's no censorship here, and if there appears to be censorship, it's only because the upload approved had already been pasteurized before it was uploaded.   Didn't mean to go on so long here - MUSIC forum, and allathat.

* Kicks soapbox back under the red velvet curtain and slinks out of the room..... *


The Psychedelic Furs - All That Money Wants
(Aug 23, 2011 - 11:55)
 Sorcha wrote:
This song reminds me of a funny/cool memory from the 80s:  I was in London staying with a friend who knew the band, so when they came by the flat we all went out partying at Camden Palais and danced till 3am.  I haven't thought of *that* in a long time!

I remember you! 

The Kinks - Lola (live)
(Aug 23, 2011 - 11:54)
 Propayne wrote:
One of the great Rock and Roll questions;

Is Lola a man, or is she glad he's a man?

Such a great song. 


Yes to both questions.  There are some extremely attractive Trannies out there, BTW.  Extremely.

The Kinks - Lola (live)
(Aug 23, 2011 - 11:52)
 Shimmer wrote:
There are some much better live versions of this song out there. Why play this one?

For historical accuracy.  Every live performance is a unique experience.  In the case of this particular one, you can hear me in background.  Thank you, thank you very much.

Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
(Aug 23, 2011 - 11:23)
That red-hair gal looks a mite bit worried ... and where's his right hand, anyway?

XTC - Greenman
(Aug 10, 2011 - 13:54)
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Excellent bassooning at the beginning!  Possibly even contrabassoon.  Will have to hear that again.


This is the Double Contrabass Bassoon.  The only wind instrument which can go any lower (16 Hertz) is the Double Contrabass Surrousophone.  Rumor has it that the Double Contrabass Surrousophone playing the long note ("C͵͵͵" or 13.75 Hertz) can cause an accident release of the bowels.

Steppenwolf - Desperation
(Aug 10, 2011 - 11:59)
Keep searching for the best way to see you through the war ....

Another classic played via a 3" reel to reel tape from back home in the World over the Battalion Radio Net as the colonel frothed at the mouth trying to get "them to stop that!".  Visions of I Corps, 1968, part Do ... the VietVets here will get what I'm saying ...

Joe Satriani - Sleep Walk
(Aug 10, 2011 - 11:00)
Ah yes, the Santo and Johnny version from back in the day was something to hear.  On my AM radio, listening to KFSD, sitting at the Aztec Drive-in down El Cajon Blvd in San Diego.  My 1950 Kaiser Traveller all spiffed up.  My delicious girl friend with the Beehive Hairdo, Poodle Skirt and a #40 MaidenForm uplift bra emulating the Great Pyramids, we watching Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in some beachblanket bingo movie.  My throbbing ruby tipped Engine of Love ensnared in the restraining straight-jacket prison of my levis, feeling her tongue and mine squirming together like a basket of cocaine-crazed electric eels dancing a frenetic St. Vitus Dance as they writhe in Frenzied Urgency as if they were slowly boiled alive in a gigantic fleshy cavern of biting teeth, salivary juices and smashing metal braces.

At least I think that was what happened back in the Good Ole Days.

The Kinks - Apeman (live)
(Aug 10, 2011 - 10:37)
I be taking measurements at the Home Store — I'm da Tapeman;

I be workin' at de funeral home — I be da Crepeman

I be working at da auto body shoppe — I be da Shapeman

I be swinging dat Grim Reaper — I be da Takeman

I be stealin' and takin' bribes — I be da Statesman

I be goin' out wid dat little Suzie — I be da Dateman

I be gettin' horizontal with dat Little Suzie — I be da Mateman

I be coming home after midnight — I be da Lateman

I be God — I be da Fateman

Bo Diddley - Aztec
(Aug 10, 2011 - 09:31)
Now I know who Link Ray and the Raymen copied!

Altan Urag - Ljii Mongol
(Aug 10, 2011 - 09:09)
Wow!  Great Sounds!  Those high notes and screams made me think of my last Colonoscopy procedure.

Morphine - Scratch
(Aug 10, 2011 - 09:06)
 fredriley wrote:

Does any other band use baritone saxes, anyone know? They really do generate one viscera-rumbling sound. Without them this would be a decent enough but ordinary band.


Bass Sax in this case.  Early recording bands in the days before electric microphones used either the bass sax or the baritone sax and many times the tuba for the bass line — if they really had to "go low" they would use the Double Contra-Bass Sarrousophone.  The string bass put out too many vibrations and the old mechanical disc cutting machines (with sound horns, not mics) would jump off the tracks.  They had the same problem with drums, which is why a lot of the really early recordings you could hear a snare drum or floor tom but no bass drum.  My dad (Zebe Mann) recorded with Hank Halstead and Paul Whiteman and other bands in the days before electric mics and when "Jazz" bands were called "Jass Bands" (because the word "Jazz" was a slang term in the "Negro Culture" for sexual intercourse.  So, when you come across a one-sided 10" record you will know it was a pre-electric recording — one-sides were right after the revolving cylinder which also used an acoustic horn for amplification.  I could go on with this, but details are on Wikipedia where I wrote a lot of these arcane details.  Speaking of the Sarrousophone, if you find one down in grandpa's basement, hold on to it — they haven't made one since about 1925, although you can make a close approximation from some 4" diameter PVC drain pipe and an air compressor.




Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Right Now
(Aug 10, 2011 - 08:12)
 Huey wrote:

Me first!!!! {#Tongue} 8.


Hey, Get Back, JoJo .. I was definitely there first .. like from 1963 .. Oh Kay???

Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining
(Aug 10, 2011 - 08:00)
Use of the marching band mellophone in place of the Eflat French Horn was very innovative.

Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
(Aug 10, 2011 - 07:19)
Lovely imagery in the album cover:  Teddy Bear with a noose around the neck.  Racoon with jester shoes in the treee ... I could postulate more but why spoil the fun?

Kathryn Williams - Flicker
(Aug 10, 2011 - 07:06)
I would love to hear Tom Waits sing this ...

Tykwer/Klimek/Heil - Running One
(Aug 10, 2011 - 06:32)
Charles Ives LIVES!

Silversun Pickups - Growing Old Is Getting Old
(Aug 10, 2011 - 06:27)
 keenevision wrote:
BTW, the drumming on this is killer.

Meg White?

Lush - Undertow
(Aug 10, 2011 - 06:25)
Love that Wall of Sound effect.  At the old Salt Mine this morning and alone — I sent the minions off to a seminar.  Now setting volume control to Maximum ... Music City loves RP.

The Tragically Hip - Fiddlers Green
(Jul 18, 2011 - 14:04)
Mountains, an Airstream and a horse ... Yukon here I come, eh?

Muddy Waters - Rock Me
(Jul 18, 2011 - 13:24)
 Gregorama wrote:
Diane needs a pigfoot and a bottle of beer, some reefer and some gin, and a crawlin' kingsnake..

If she don't understand, she needs mo' Bessie Smith records...

Oh yeah, Rockin' and Rollin' wid dat Kingsnake ... us Souothern boys do know what dat means!  Can I get an Amen and a Signify?

Florence + The Machine - Not Fade Away
(Jul 18, 2011 - 13:21)
I was joking around with Joe B. Mauldin, Buddy's Bass player, and mentioned this track and the tuba.  Which took up way out into a conversation on the use of the Tuba (upright double E-flat) in the very early record industry.  Seems that the bass fiddle caused too much vibration in the "microphone horns" which were used to directly cut the recorded track onto the wax master.  So, since the early Jazz Bands (Spelled "Jass" in many cases because the word "Jazz" was an African-American slang word for fornication in the early 1900's) already used a tuba, recording artists simply put the tuba in instead of the bass violin.  The tuba became very popular as the bass line for recording during the period 1900 through about 1930 when electric recording microphones were in common use.  Aside from the tuba, the Bass Saxophone and the Sarusphone were also used.  One hardly sees a Sarusphone any longer, BTW if you happen to have a King Brothers Double Contrabass E-flat Sarusphone in your attic or garage, please let me know and I'll bring cash money.

Whew, that conversation sure went on a tangent.

Tom Waits - Little Drop of Poison
(Jul 18, 2011 - 13:05)
I learned to Tango to this track.

Neil Halstead - Two Stones In My Pocket
(Jul 18, 2011 - 12:12)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Long live the shoegazers.


Particularly if the shoes have those itsy-bitsy little full-color HD Cameras what be looking up when you be riding the Subway up past Times Square.

Mark Knopfler - Border Reiver
(Jul 18, 2011 - 11:41)
Melody recycled from "Ghost Riders in the Sky"

Edwin Starr - War
(Jul 18, 2011 - 11:33)
 lemmoth wrote:
I honor your service and wish you peace.

Thank you.  I pretty much found peace around 1997 or there abouts.

Propellerheads - History Repeating (w/ Shirley Bassey)
(Jul 18, 2011 - 11:23)
That old Hammond ....

Rachel Podger - Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3
(Jul 18, 2011 - 10:41)
Dang!  Listen to that fiddle .. Charlie Daniels at his Bestus!

The Wailin' Jennys - Bird Song
(Jul 18, 2011 - 10:31)
 run4more wrote:
I guess it was kind of cute the first time I saw the group name. But Waylon Jennings was a hero of mine in another life and now I just resent them... their music certainly provides no reason for the reference.

WJ would have loved this and laughed his ass off at some of the comments here.   He was a very kind but complex musician who used to drive up Franklin Pike in his daughter's Jag XK-140 at supersonic speed.   R.I.P ole buddy!

Coldplay - Warning Sign
(Jul 18, 2011 - 10:02)
 Cynaera wrote:
I love this. Used to listen to it while I was sitting outside on the top step of my upper-floor apartment in the country, watching the sunrise over the Ruby Mountains. Still perfect, even though I'm in a different situation.  Perfect.  Still. {#Sunny}


Van Morrison - These Are The Days
(Jul 18, 2011 - 10:00)
And let us never forget these voices either:

  • Katie Kissoon, Carol Kenyon

  • Van Morrison - These Are The Days
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:55)
     macadavy wrote:

    It would be nice to hear more songs from this album.

    I have the original Vinyl autographed by Van ... I'll gift it to you if you can Turn Water into Wine.

    The Derek Trucks Band - Back Where I Started
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:52)
     agnes wrote:
    Please please please let Susan and Derek reproduce.  In the name of all that is vocally fabulous, let this happen.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they are working on that project, frequently.

    The Derek Trucks Band - Back Where I Started
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:51)
     Dave_Mack wrote:

    Not especially apropos here, but that isn't Derek singing in the Derek Trucks Band.  It's a different dude, Mike Mattison.

    Isn't this Mrs. Trucks signing here?  Or Mattison on helium.

    Dengue Fever - Uku
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:48)
    Funny thing is I had Dengue Fever in DaNang in 1967.  I found out why it is called "Break Bone Fever".  Anyway, this is a lovely tune and I've gotten the CD on order .... 

    Sonny Landreth - Congo Square (live)
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:38)
    Sonny has done several incantations of this old song and they are all absolutely rocking!  The best Congo Square I've ever heard was played by the Grambling university Marching Band some 20 years ago ... Big Chief of The Congo Nation, Senior lives on ....

    Natalie Merchant - Ophelia (live)
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:27)
     On_The_Beach wrote:
    Hey Caly, thanks for the giant photo of Natalie having a seizure (or doing the Monster Mash, or relenting to the audience's demands to "show us yer nostril", or listening to her imaginary friend, or . . . )


    Possible it was one of several orgasms caused by the Bass hitting that Low G# four octaves below Middle C.  Just thinking out loud ....  at least no nose hairs visible ...

    Grateful Dead - Bertha
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:24)
    Well here is almost 2012 and we are still not yet The Grateful Dead.  Glad to be alive!  Well, sort of ...

    Neville Brothers - Fire On The Mountain
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:12)
     jenakle wrote: 

    The Bear Went over the Mountain?
    More Hits from Bobby Bear?
     ... just sayin'

    Rosie and Me - Bonfires
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:10)
    My Little Hand knock upon your door;
    My little hand hangin down to the floor,
    My little hand feeeling so poor,
    My little hand touching your feet,
    My little hand making those juices flow ....

    OMG, TMFI!

    Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:08)
    Sineaid sure has an interesting biography.  That bald head was interesting too.  Can you imagine being one of the Teaching Sisters when she was at the convent school.  Yike.

    Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 09:01)
    Oy Bill!  Play "Twisting by the Pool" and I'll up my donation ... {#Dancingbanana_2}

    Porcupine Tree - A Smart Kid (Live)
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 08:58)
     fredriley wrote:

    Auto-tune on a live performance? Is that possible? I very much doubt it, though - Steve Wilson & Co are very good musicians and I'd be surprised if they used any artificial aids to their instruments or voices.

    There are an awful lot of sucko-barfos for this, which is very strange considering how popular PT songs are usually on RP. And once again, I have to express my deep gratitude to RP for introducing me to this band, which have been a revelation and which I'd never have heard otherwise. I'm just kicking myself that I missed them when they played Nottingham last year.

    Hetrodyne with the keyboard .. natural occurance with a singer is in tune within a few Hertz.  Serious doubt if these guys would ever use AT.  I've heard them in concert several times and at one rehersal and they au natural.  Well, they actually had clothes on, but YKWIM.

    Elbow - Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 08:55)
    Wonder if Garvey is any kin to Marcus?

    Luna - California (All the Way)
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 08:15)
    Sort of elevatorish music but very pleasant listening.  Meg White on drums I think...

    The Kinks - Dead End Street
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 08:13)
    #6 Denmark Terrace in Fortis Green.

    Katie Melua - The Flood
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 08:11)
     mandolin wrote:

    ...thirty-threes, sure, but fourty-fives are a rare bird indeed...

    Ah yes, but the 16-1/3'd RPM 12 and 16 inch which are played from the inside out are rarest of all.

    Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
    (Jul 18, 2011 - 08:09)
    It's definitely all over for Paul Clayton. 

    Ben Harper - Number With No Name
    (Jul 07, 2011 - 10:29)
    He still be awesome ... Laura, eat your heart out!

    Rodrigo y Gabriela - Hanuman
    (Jul 07, 2011 - 08:59)
    We saw these guys at the Ryman in Nashville a few months back.  Totally awesome act.  Ran into them the next night around midnight on Printer's Alley ...  Sweet couple!

    Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
    (Jul 07, 2011 - 08:55)
    Dolby = Ghod!

    Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
    (Feb 16, 2011 - 14:25)
    Interesting bass run ...

    The Pretenders - The Wait
    (Feb 16, 2011 - 11:41)
     unclehud wrote:

    Chrissie:  I love you.  Have your people call my people.

    Not sure you want that Unc ... remember I was one of many who saw her do a round-house swing on some guy at Tootsie's .... knocked him flat too ...  but on the other hand, if she wants to have our babies .. yeah, OK, have your peeps call her peeps .. YO!

    Steely Dan - My Old School
    (Feb 16, 2011 - 11:35)
     k_trout wrote:
    your daddy was quite surprised
    to find you with the working girls in the country jail
    oooh - that's going to leave a mark!
    Especially when he found out that you were in there because you were x-dressing as a Queen in a Fairy Tale .... and was wearing a Steely Dan III .. OMG!


    Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 17:06)
    For the longest time I thought this song was about bi-sexual men who dressed in turbans and peacock feathers.  I was mistaken.

    Eric Burdon & War - Spill the Wine
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 13:57)
    Question of the moment:  Who is the female voice who speaks in the background?

    Fantasy of the moment:  Standing on a mountain top nekkid as a jay-bird ...

    Harry Manx - Your Sweet Name
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 12:13)
     sailorgirl wrote:
    Prop. Tabla.jpg
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    ClassificationIndian Percussion instrument, goatskin heads with syahi
    Playing range
    Bolt tuned or rope tuned with dowels and hammer
    Related instruments
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    Interesting!  Thanks!!

    Ben Harper - Homeless Child
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 11:56)
     jagdriver wrote:

    He should probably also trim those nose hairs if they're going to photograph him from this angle.
    Those prolly some Dern Hairs ... {#Whipit}

    Fleetwood Mac - World Turning
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 11:55)
    I think this is the "fast version" .. they did this differently both in the studio and in concert.  Different tempos, etc.  Still one of my faves.

    Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 07:56)
    You all can joke all you want, but I remember as a child around 1950 at my Granny's home in Franklin, Tennessee, a bunch of itinerant buskers who went from house to house and played music just like this.  It beat all to say the least.  Granny had big old tears in her eyes when they sang "Amazing Grace".  See, Granny was a'borned in 1862 and had buried 4 husbands, birthed 14 children after being married at 14 .. lived to be 102 years old.  Dear Old Granny, Gone On Home to Glory.

    The Decemberists - Down By The Water
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 06:44)
     tphord wrote:
    I agree, like Jack Johnson - not horrible, just banal...

    JJ only knows three chords anyway.

    AfroCubism - Al Vaivén de Mi Carreta
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 06:35)
    Quick Watson, the Needle!  Ah, never mind .. we have this song ....

    Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate To The Wind
    (Feb 15, 2011 - 06:32)
    Ahhhhh the memories .... Edith, up there at 2400 S Street, SE, I will never forget you.  I hope you are still enjoying this album ... What was the name of that guy who stole you away from me in 1966?  Never mind.

    Kate Bush - Jig of Life
    (Feb 14, 2011 - 21:07)
    Now wait a minute .. that male singer sounds like the guy who sing with "The Lonely Island" group ... nes' c'pas?


    Susan Enan - Skin, Bone, and Silicone
    (Feb 14, 2011 - 20:21)
    I don't know why, but this song makes me think of that lady who had a silicone injection to make her buttocks larger .. and died.  Honestly, I just can't imagine why .. but then again, I am not a woman.

    Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
    (Feb 14, 2011 - 14:37)
    Soothingly Smooth.  Yaowsa!

    Ben Harper - Number With No Name
    (Feb 13, 2011 - 21:47)
    The Weisenborn lives under Ben's audacity!

    John Hiatt - Walk On (live)
    (Feb 13, 2011 - 16:29)
    John's a good guy, very friendly and of course musical.  He was at Puckett's Grocery for dinner a while back with Jerry Flowers and a couple of others.   Works hard at his artistry.

    Ramones - Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio
    (Feb 13, 2011 - 16:08)
     Foot wrote:
    Great band, marginal song - the 'marriage' with Phil Spector a complete disaster.
    Old Phil was just starting his glorious decline into the abyss at that time.  He's done now.  Well Done.

    The Doors - Moonlight Drive
    (Feb 13, 2011 - 16:01)
     Proclivities wrote:
     rtrudeau wrote:

    Woohoo, no George Winston segue this time. 

    I can't understand the too-low rating for this song. Jim Morrison was one of the sexiest-sounding, albeit most messed up people of the twentieth century.

    Maybe to you he was; to me, the 20th century had many, many more interesting, sexy, and talented figures than Jim Morrison.
    I wouldn't say "messed up", that description belongs to the likes of Charlie Manson.  Jim Morrison was eccentric, as were and are so many talented genii in this benighted world of ours.  Don't ever forget:  his talents as a poet, musician and all around stage performer will continue to frame him as an Icon for that age of wonderment.

    The Doors - Moonlight Drive
    (Feb 13, 2011 - 15:57)
    Ah Jim, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Paul Simon - The Boy In The Bubble
    (Aug 10, 2010 - 08:15)
    Forere Motloheloa - Accordion

    Playing a rather unusual Trikitixa accordian with an extended lower range.

    Accordians are ... ummmm .. strange.  I had a girl friend once who played one in the junior high school band and she told me it was very "exciting".   I recall watching her rather preturberant nipples thrust outward as if they were tiny redwoods climbing toward the sky, where heavenly delights might dwell.

    But what did I know, I was only 14 at the time.

    OTOH, there is a Roland Accordian synth modification which might be interesting to play around with ....

    Cold War Kids - Audience
    (Mar 09, 2010 - 08:00)
    Isn't that Meg White on drums?

    Aretha Franklin - Respect
    (Mar 09, 2010 - 07:58)
     michaelc wrote:

    1000  years from now it will still be fresh. She is one of a kiinf
    1,000,000 eons from now she will still be the one and only.

    Sock it to me, sock it to me, etc.

    Peter Gabriel - Biko
    (Mar 09, 2010 - 07:48)
    A marvelous recollection of man's inhumanity to his fellow man.

    Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna
    (Mar 05, 2010 - 18:11)
    The harmonicas play the skeleton keys and the rain
    And these visions of Johanna are now all that remain

    Bob Dylan will always occupy that very interesting niche in my brain .. when I sit and ponder something that I do not understand —perhaps never understood — I'll listen to a Dylan song.   Beats going to the shrink every week, for sure.

    Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
    (Jan 13, 2010 - 08:11)
     esotericderek wrote:
    I'm giving this one a 10 in retaliation to all the small minds here.

    Now, where's my M24? It's time to take down some "strategic targets".


    M24?  Nope, that's too clean and easy.  M79 with Flechettes at about 25 feet.

    Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
    (Jan 13, 2010 - 08:08)
     lwilkinson wrote:
    First heard this on the soundtrack to "BlackHawk Down" about the abortive mission in Somalia.  Music fits the mood of the movie.

    As an FYI a friend of mine was a Marine in the first forces sent into Mogadishu but were later pulled out.  He said that the failure of the mission was a tragedy and that if they had inserted the Marines for the mission instead of lightly armed spec-ops then it wouldn't have happened since the Marine Corp. tends to carry much heavier firepower everywhere it goes and therefore has a much larger and forceful "footprint".

    If you haven't seen the movie then find the DVD and four things will happen; (1) you'll learn to hate gutless, feckless politicians, (2) you'll think little of professional military command who themselves think and act like politicians, (3) you'll despise the UN and international opinion esp. when voiced by spineless countries that stand behind the US and yell (like a little brother standing behind his big brother who does all the heavy lifting and protects him), and (4) you'll gain real respect for the American soldier.

    Semper Fi

    Amen and Semper Fi, Bro

    Rare Earth - Get Ready
    (Jan 13, 2010 - 07:15)
    Woot!  Had a flash back moment .. sitting in the nylon sling seats of a C130, heading out of Okinawa's Kadena back to Vietnam for Yet Another Tour (YAT).  Had this new-fangled "Cassette" thing that I bought in Japan .. don't know if they were sold Back in the World (BITW) yet.

    Rare Earth original Cassette, too .. with all Japanese writing.

    Gooving along as Rare Earth returned me to Damned Earth.

    The Beatles - Revolution 1
    (Jan 10, 2010 - 18:25)
     flyboy wrote:

    And here we are 41 years later with pictures of Chairman Mao on the Christmas tree ornaments in the White House and a fool in the Oval Office, attempting to shred the Constitution to ribbons.  We didn't listen to the song well enough.

    Not to worry.  The Day of the Rope is coming.

    Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
    (Dec 05, 2009 - 14:01)
     kcar wrote:
     Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
    what's a brush pass?
    (song's an 8 from me)

    Did this person have enough time to enjoy the SD concert between spying? 

    Brush pass: 


    - Brush Pass:  This technique requires practice and coordination, but is the easiest method of transfer.  Simply stated, the two agents literally "brush" past one another, passing the item from hand to hand as they go by.  This may be done any number of places; however, it is most securely done in very busy areas, with a thick crowd of people.  The busier it is, the more difficult it would be for any surveillance teams to see the item being passed.  Variations include standing together on a busy train or passing documents between bathroom stalls in a busy public washroom.  The options are unlimited."



    The Ministry for State Security, (German: Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, commonly known as the Stasi <ˈʃtazi> (abbreviation GermanStaatssicherheit, literally State Security), was the official secret police of East Germany. The MfS was headquartered in East Berlin, with an extensive complex in Berlin-Lichtenberg and several smaller facilities throughout the city. It was widely regarded as one of the most effective and repressive intelligence and secret police agencies in the world. The MfS motto was "Schild und Schwert der Partei"(Shield and Sword of the Party), showing its connections to the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), the equivalent to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

    Thank you for your posting.

    Read a book by my old boss Stuart Herrington: "Traitors Among Us".   Clever those Commies .. but just not clever enough.  Finis.

    Air - Mer Du Japon
    (Dec 05, 2009 - 13:51)
     Misterfixit wrote:
    Voila, ete Grand Basket su l'sinistre Homme.
    OK for the linguistically impaired:

    "Hey! Check out the guy's Basket on the left"

    Neil Young - After The Garden
    (Dec 05, 2009 - 13:40)
     On_The_Beach wrote:

    Man, that was really disturbing, yet darkly humorous. God Bless America.
    Yes indeed, God HAS Blessed America!  We ARE the Chosen People!  We ARE the rulers of the world!  We ARE!  Yes!  WE ARE!

    Thank you God, you're a friend in deed!  now we're in need, so empower us hence with all speed; Feed our Need as steel shod hooves of our Nation's Steed crushes all enemies' deeds.  Let them bleed, indeed; Now you Foreigner's creed, Take Heed!


    Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
    (Dec 05, 2009 - 12:54)
     Zep wrote:

    Tempting, but bad joss.  Best you avoided that.  Sad story too, and a good read - says a lot about you that you made it through that.
    Yes indeed, tru-dat bad joss all around.  Well, next time RP plays a song which explains my Second wife, I'll dredge up some of the old memes and write something apropos.

    King Crimson - Walking On Air
    (Oct 26, 2009 - 09:58)
    Ahhhh those minor chords .. pure bliss!

    Grateful Dead - Bertha
    (Oct 26, 2009 - 05:16)
    In spite of the "love them or hate them" just listen to the chords ... these guys definitely have it together.

    Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Right Now
    (Sep 14, 2009 - 03:53)
     Feghoot wrote:
    If you listen closely, you'll realize that Emmylou's voice is shot.
    still incredible and awesome.

    Supertramp - Logical Song
    (Sep 11, 2009 - 18:38)

    The song tells the story of a man who:

    • is taken away from the unspoilt immediacy of childhood (When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful, a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical),
    • undergoes education (but then they sent me away to teach me how to be sensible, logical, responsible, practical),
    • sees a future prepared for him lacking any spontaneity of reaction (And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable, clinical, intellectual, cynical),
    • feels constricted in his freedom of speech (Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal),
    • is put under pressure to conform (Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable)
    • and ends up confused, without a coherent self-image (please tell me who I am).

    and all of it is Bush's fault, of course.

    Morcheeba - Part Of The Process
    (Sep 11, 2009 - 18:34)
    Would love to have been a fly on the wall when Skye Edwards quit the group.  That's her voice and it is pure silk soaked in honey.

    Robert Plant - 29 Palms
    (Sep 11, 2009 - 10:43)
     KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
    I live about 45 miles south below 29 Palms. 25 miles south of Desert Hot Flash. And 30 miles south of Menopause Valley.

    Only place worst is Fort Irwin, unless you are one of the endangered tortise family.

    Cracker - Friends
    (Sep 11, 2009 - 10:38)
    Authentic shit-kicking music.  And if you don't know what shit-kicking is all about, then you ain't from the South.  I think the western folks toss dried cow-pies.

    Cream - Crossroads
    (Sep 09, 2009 - 06:03)
     doc_dave wrote:
    Apparently Tom Dowd edited this 4:14 version from a much longer tape. If so, he gave it wonderful shape.
    Original was 14.35; recorded on an 12-track Ampex .. to hear the original "ur-tape" is to become one with the gods.

    The Beatles - Revolution 1
    (Sep 09, 2009 - 05:53)
     Baby_M wrote:
    This and "Won't Get Fooled Again" are two of the best political rock songs ever recorded—cautionary tales for those who would invest too heavily in "revolutionary" movements that promise heaven on earth.
    And still absolutely valid some 50 years later.

    Patty Griffin - Useless Desires
    (Sep 08, 2009 - 17:45)

    The Stills - In The Beginning
    (Sep 08, 2009 - 17:29)
    Whatever happened to the Cowstills?  :-)

    Mari Boine - Vuoi Vuoi Mu
    (Sep 06, 2009 - 16:25)
    Gumppet Holvot ....

    But she sings, oh, how she sings ... hear her Heart and Soul.

    Chris Isaak - This Time
    (Sep 06, 2009 - 16:10)
    I've sure sung this song a few times.

    David Crosby - Laughing
    (Sep 06, 2009 - 15:54)
    Over the years, this album shows David Crosby's finest efforts.


    Elvis Costello - Red Cotton
    (Sep 06, 2009 - 15:47)
    Wow, what a wide spread of ratings.  I guess that EC grows on you ... one way or the other.  For some a carbuncle on your coccyx or  a patch of hair on your earlobe.

    Anyway, there IS poetry here but I think I would have rather heard the Chieftains do it.

    Harry Manx - Can't Be Satisfied
    (Sep 02, 2009 - 14:28)
    Guess who is on the bass .. with the usual awesomeness ....

    Ah prejudiced me .. a Harry Manx fan from waaaay back ...

    " I hear a train coming down the tracks .."  Whoot Whoot!

    Huffamoose - James
    (Sep 02, 2009 - 11:23)
     Wasted wrote:
    Whether the lyrics were originally written from a woman's perspective or not, it still comes off as a story about a guy and his boyfriend...  and I like it that way.
    If it is good music it's good.  If it grating with a poor voice, then it is not good music.
    This track stinks.

    Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
    (Sep 01, 2009 - 17:23)
    Poor Tony ...

    Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home
    (Aug 30, 2009 - 18:41)
     tkosh wrote:
    What is the history of the album cover?  It looks nothing like my original LP in the basement—the one and only Blind Faith album, I always thought.

    Go here for the story.  The Wowsers are still having a field day about it.  I like the story that she was Ginger Baker's illegitimate daughter by a Hippie girl kept as a "Groupie Love Slave".  She's 50-something today — look up her name on Google:  Mariora Goschen.

    Phish - Chalkdust Torture
    (Aug 22, 2009 - 17:44)
    Love this track.

    My disillusionment with secondary education occurred on the first hour of the first day of the first year I taught high school.  When the new students entered our classroom, I had this track playing on the multimedia system.

    The principal ... a singularly unpleasant little piss-ant of a wizened child-hater was quickly alerted to this major infraction by one of her spies in the hallway.  The old bitch was not pleased.

    See, I had been given classes of "difficult kids".  They pretty much all came out OK at the end of the year, by the way ... some of them struggled, and earned an "A" for the first time in their entire school lives.

    The old bitch?  still there.

    Me?  I quit after 3 years.


    Anyway, nice memories and I still get emails and cards from the kids years later.  Made it all worth while..

    The Beatles - Sexy Sadie
    (Aug 19, 2009 - 14:48)
     shawshank wrote:
    I knew a sexy sally.
    OMG!  Me Too!

    In 1962, that is.


    Neil Young - Human Highway
    (Aug 19, 2009 - 11:45)
     rharvey658 wrote:
    Hearing this tune, and others on this album, makes me sad at the loss of Nicolette Larson (1952 - 1997). I loved her voice, she provided backing vocals for many artists during her career, most of the bands I enjoy. But to me, she seems to stand out on this album, and made a small hit with her own recording of Neil's "Lotta Love". She was taken too early at 45.
    Indeed .. Tylenol and Valium will do it to you every time.  Her passing was a significant loss to the music community.

    Neil Young - Human Highway
    (Aug 19, 2009 - 11:43)
    "My name is on the line" ... hummm .... reminds me of my draft notice.

    Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If You Wanna Get To Heaven
    (Aug 19, 2009 - 11:21)
    God Bless Bandytown

    Chris Isaak - Round 'n' Round
    (Aug 19, 2009 - 11:12)
    Now why does this sound like the Reverend Horton Heat and/or Mojo Nixon??

    The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (live)
    (Aug 18, 2009 - 13:04)
     rtrudeau wrote:
    The studio version: 9. The sing-along and crowd noises: -5. This version: 4. Why listen to a bunch of drunks? I can do that any weekend on my boat.
    I was one of those drunks at that particular concert ... and I am going out on MY boat this weekend to catch some catfish on Center Hill Lake.

    I'll mail you one, parcel post.

    The Dandy Warhols - Love Song
    (Aug 18, 2009 - 12:41)
     cayenne wrote:
    This song is making me want to bounce around the house! I take back the mean things I said about the Dandies earlier.


    "You'd Better"

    (see DW discography — {#Lol} )

    The Dandy Warhols - Love Song
    (Aug 18, 2009 - 12:39)
     KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

    Is he the only one that can play it?
    Yep, pretty much IMO

    Les Paul - Tico Tico
    (Aug 14, 2009 - 11:16)
     ick wrote:
    Just insane playing!  That fast in that high of register... talk about crazy fingers!

    And this recording was made after the serious auto wreck which left him with his elbow fused.

    Les Paul - Tico Tico
    (Aug 14, 2009 - 11:15)
    R.I.P. Mister Les Paul!  You are the icon to which all of us must genuflect.

    Bat for Lashes - Sleep Alone
    (Aug 14, 2009 - 11:10)
    She is straining at the top of her range.  Nice poetry, however.

    Te Vaka - Te Namo
    (Aug 14, 2009 - 11:09)
    Woo Hoo!  Tuituila!  Hey, listen to the Katrinas some time too ..

    Paolo Nutini - High Hopes
    (Aug 14, 2009 - 11:01)
    The bass player has 6 fingers

    Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
    (Aug 13, 2009 - 07:11)
     GChevy410 wrote:

    The problem is in the, "Throw your weapons down" scenario there is always someone who does not throw their weapon down.  Then how does everyone else defend themselves?

    In the, "You'll take my guns from my cold, dead hands" scenario everyone has the opportunity to protect themselves from each other...definitely not as warm and fuzzy as the other option, but it is reality, and it is what works.

    Until the human race becomes as peaceful and docile as hippies want it to be the, "Throw your weapons down" is nothing but a childish, naive fantasy.  Don't get me wrong, I believe this to be unfortunate, but it is what it is.


    I'm with you on that.  Excellent commentary too and thanks for the insight.  Now, back to cleaning my Barrett.

    Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues
    (Aug 13, 2009 - 06:45)
     philbertr wrote:
    Waiting for another negative comment from Excelsior.  Should be coming up any minute now.....

    Don't think so.  I heard he turned up on the wrong end of a cleverly concealed 20mm chain gun while he was driving up the San Diego Freeway in one of those electric ecofreek cars road hogging in front of some maniac's original Diesel Hummer with the special hood mounted Road-Rage Target Defenestration Unit.

    U2 - Until the End of the World
    (Aug 13, 2009 - 06:35)
    I could have sworn that Alainis was singing there ... particularly with that "Eye-yee-Yuk-yuk-Eye-Eeee" thing.

    The Cranberries - Zombie
    (Aug 13, 2009 - 06:30)
    Delores' show here in Nashville a couple years ago was a smash.  She hosted a party afterwards and told all kinds of ribald stories about the stud farm she had just sold.  Very nice person, actually, despite internet grumpies who refer to her as "distant" and "aloof".

    Dave Matthews Band - Bartender
    (Aug 13, 2009 - 06:23)
     haljordan wrote:
    Not to be too picky here, but Christ didn't drink any wine after three days in the ground.

    He wasn't thirsty.

    Leonard Cohen - Closing Time
    (Aug 13, 2009 - 06:21)
    Remember:  Someday it will be Closing Time for each and everyone of us.  Dance on the polka dots while you are able and put a tip into the fiddler's cup.

    Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender
    (Aug 12, 2009 - 15:40)
     gjeeg wrote:
    Her voice is like lying in bed with her.
    Hey, Dude!  it's a little crowded in here with Sarah, don't ya think?  Oh wait, oh wow!  Oh Dude!  Oh My God!

    Never Mind.

    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
    (Aug 12, 2009 - 15:38)
     stkman wrote:
    We have a joke they never play enuff Pink Floyd on the radio in the car. It is overplayed and thats the problem of program directers but that is product of being excellent music by a excellent band. Floyd does have three albums that if ya are in the car for a hour you will hear a song off one of them. I can't blame Bill for playin' it as it is a classic and I still love it.

    One of several reasons why I don't play the radio in my car.  I have CD's of Radio Paradise recorded as a MP3 stream using Streamtuner ... usually about 6 hours on a single CD.  Makes the drive tolerable in spite of usually running out of ammunition for my 20mm chain gun concealed under the hood loaded with depleted uranium rounds for cutting through the San Diego Freeway traffic jams as I cruise at 100mph down the HOV-4 lane in my behemoth gas guzzler Hummer Diesel as a single occupant whilst the skidding and juddering electrical miniature skate cars violently explode into particles of lithium ion batteries, gobbets of flesh .. etc.

    Oh wait, here comes the Toll Booth.

    Heh heh heh

    Timbuk 3 - Just Another Movie
    (Aug 12, 2009 - 15:32)
     siandbeth wrote:

    Is the recording intentionally overly compressed? Sounds very short and squat.

    Yep and the lead is flat most of the time.  I think they were sending a message of some sort with this track, but the incomprehensible and hackneyed "radio track" in the background is hackneyed or something.

    Belly - Slow Dog
    (Aug 12, 2009 - 15:25)
    Where's Veruca Salt these days?  Oh, and isn't that Meg on drums?  And to see Gail Greenwood up on the stage playing bass was ... ummmm .. something to see indeed.

    Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
    (Aug 12, 2009 - 15:24)

    Amadou & Mariam - M'Bifé Balafon
    (Aug 09, 2009 - 10:29)
    Now there is a Balafon you don't hear every day — 27 gourd version ....

    Talvin Singh - Butterfly
    (Aug 09, 2009 - 10:25)
    The cloacao solo bit is terrific!  Whereas the Brazilian cloaca is played by percussive squeezes, the Andaman cloacao is percussively played via a nose flute device.  The spelling difference is attributed to Portuguese sailor's who were shipwrecked there in the 1500's.

    Bruce Lash - Psycho Killer
    (Aug 09, 2009 - 10:20)
     peter_james_bond wrote:

    Zocket wrote:

    Holiday Inn cocktail lounge on a lonely Tuesday.

    peter_james_bond wrote:

    And in walks the most beautiful dame I ever saw......

    AvoidingWork wrote:

    Wearing a red dress where the back was down to there and the slit was up to here...

    jagdriver wrote:

    And all I had was half a leftover salami sandwich with banana peppers....

    peter_james_bond wrote:

    She looked at me the way a cat looks at a mouse. Then she sashayed over to the bar stool next to mine and sat down. “I’ve been looking for you”, she purred. I tried to be cool, but inside my ticker was beating like a jungle drum ….a jungle drum pounding out a warning that I was ignoring. “Lucky me …to what do I owe this pleasure?” Then I noticed her eyes were on my salami(sandwich that is). “Hungry?” I inquired. “Ravenous”, she said, “I didn’t have breakfast this morning.” I offered her my salami sandwich, wishing it was bigger. “Thanks” she said, and added, “I’m parched too”, and she winked. “Bartender, the lady wants a …what will you have?” “Boilermaker”, she chimed in. “Boilermaker?...not exactly what I was expecting”, I said. “That’s not what most ladies drink”. She leaned over and whispered into my ear, “I’m not like most ladies.” I nearly fell off the stool. "How..how can I help you?" I stammered. "Rumor has it that you listen to a certain internet radio station with a heavenly vibe" she said. "Oh, you mean Radio Paradise."I blurted out. "Yes, that's it!" she exclaimed. "How might I tune into that frequency?" she asked. "Well, why don't we go to my place and I'll show you the ropes?" I prayed she would say yes. "OK" she said, "As long as we can also listen to Radio Paradise." My jaw nearly hit the floor, in my head, I said "Thank you Radio Paradise" over and over and over as we left the bar.

    Show her "The Ropes"?

    Oh yeah baby, here let me help you with those knots ....

    Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu
    (Aug 09, 2009 - 05:35)
    Vamos mi Hermanos de el Expresso de Hielo!

    Excellante y Me Gusta!

    Chris Whitley - To Joy (Revolution of the Innocents)
    (Aug 09, 2009 - 05:25)
    Highly recommend that you go to his website and donate via PayPal to his Daughter's trust fund.  They are not hurting, but every little bit helps.  This is not charity .. just a helping hand to another fine musician!

    The Specials - Ghost Town
    (Aug 09, 2009 - 05:21)
     bokey wrote:
    I sang this once on a date-chorus,vocal  trombone solo, even percussion on the dashboard( while I was driving).

    Barbie girl dates response- "Are you allright?"

     Me- "Dis place ,uuhuhh is comin like a ghosttown."


    And then, tell us true now .. did SHE play your trombone?

    OK, how about your Trumpet.

    OK, OK, never mind .. how about your Sakuhachi?

    Feist - I Feel It All
    (Aug 08, 2009 - 19:03)
     BrownFox wrote:
    I'll skipper that vessel.
    She can be sent out to sea on the raft with Neko Case, Fiona Apple, and Tori Amos.

    Arrr, me hearties ... ear, me lovelies, try some o'this old jack tar ... arrrr

    David Bowie - Heroes (single mix)
    (Aug 08, 2009 - 19:00)
    Awesome Bass riffs too.

    James Gang - Walk Away
    (Aug 08, 2009 - 18:59)
    Ole Joe .. he is quite a character — as in a really likable gentleman — when not in the stage persona.  For the Hams, he is WB6ACU; sends code with a Blue Racer Vibroplex about 30wpm.

    Low Strung - Fix You
    (Aug 08, 2009 - 18:45)

    Matt Pond PA - Locate the Pieces
    (Aug 08, 2009 - 18:17)
    OMG another Mondegreen ... "locate the feces" ... nah, background for the proctologist's office?

    Super Furry Animals - Inaugural Trams
    (Aug 08, 2009 - 18:16)
    Very interesting, to say the least.

    Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
    (Aug 08, 2009 - 18:15)
    RIP Reg Isadore ....

    He was one of the best.

    Bob Marley - Forever Loving Jah
    (Aug 01, 2009 - 08:39)
     TJS wrote:
    Jah?  As in gan-jah?  I've never seen the big deal about reggae.  It's like 1 song.  All of it.
    Here, read this — it will explain.


    Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
    (Aug 01, 2009 - 08:03)
    Ah yes, "Throw your weapons down".

    vis a vis:

    "You'll take my guns from my cold, dead hands"

    OK Americans, chose one ...

    Motjiva - In the Dark We Flee
    (Aug 01, 2009 - 07:26)
     inindian wrote:
    I think it wuz plinkety plunkety!
    Pizzicato or something like that in Italian.

    Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane (live)
    (Aug 01, 2009 - 07:22)
    Note to Sound Board Guy:  Up the singer a couple of notches; level the bass and lead axe.  Otherwise.... good job of capturing ambiance.  I could see the singer breathing into the mic ..

    Oh yes, note to self:  buy or steal this album.

    Nada Surf - Blonde On Blonde
    (Jul 17, 2009 - 09:57)
    I am certain that the photo at the bottom of the album cover is a whole bunch of Dippin' Dots ....

    Joan Osborne - St. Teresa
    (Jul 16, 2009 - 16:45)
     Bakaretsu wrote:
    Sweet bass playing
    Mark Egan ... Bassist of the First Water.

    Mich Gerber - Eros
    (Jul 16, 2009 - 11:17)
    The percussive Cloacoa use is memorial, to say the least.

    As I've said before (earlier posts), when you play the Bull Fiddle like this you are in the Stratosphere ....

    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    (Jul 16, 2009 - 10:38)
    Ah yes, Merry Clayton ... the immortal voice ... plus, she's an all around terrific person too!  She sneaked into Tootsie's a few years ago and did a round of Karaoke —- folks were asking "My Ghod!  Who is THAT!"  Then her secret came out when she was recognized. 

    Clinic - For The Wars
    (Jul 14, 2009 - 18:12)
    Jose Feliciano on lead axe?

    Patti Smith - Frederick
    (Jul 14, 2009 - 12:15)
    Patti had a rough time of life after Fred died, followed by Todd Smith, her brother and one of her oldest and dearest friends, Rick Sohl; her trip off of the stage in '77 still causes her all kinds of agony from her neck injury.  After that fall and receover she could hardly turn her head to check the mirrors in her car.

    Personally Patti is wildly acerbic, warm, empathetic, courageous, emotive, witty, outrageous, creative, and and all around terrific person.  Been that way since forever.  Read her poetry and next time you see her perform look at her eyes.

    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Country Girl
    (Jul 13, 2009 - 12:13)
    Man, what a message ...

    Los Lobos - That Train Don't Stop Here
    (Jul 13, 2009 - 11:56)
     EssexTex wrote:
    Must buy snake skin boots...and a cigar
    Must learn new bass run hook!

    Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover
    (Jul 13, 2009 - 11:55)
    Love to hear Bro Bo sing this ... Long John Baldry did a fairly excellent cover of this too ...  Dern!  Both of them are now up there singing with the angels.

    I heard Bo Diddley do this in Washington DC years ago and then LJB not more than a few months later ... awesome.

    He was one of the greats!

    (Preaching on) And you know, the message of this song that you can't judge a book by looking at the cover is timeless and one for all of us to remember. (Preaching off)

    Oi Va Voi - I Know What You Are
    (Jul 13, 2009 - 10:19)
    Ah the voice!  and that rhythmic, pounding beat, every downstroke of the accordion timed perfectly with the caressing downward whipping of the Mistress Von Stern!  Ja Whol!  Ach! Ja Ja Ja!

    On sale today exclusively at Herry Doktor Mueller's Sexy Shoppe on the Ku-Damm ....

    The Cranberries - Zombie
    (Jul 12, 2009 - 15:04)
    Ah Yuh!  Ah Yuh! Aiii Yeee!

    Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
    (Jul 12, 2009 - 09:31)
    Sour memories are regurgitating!

    My first wife, the lovely and delicious teen-age Italian model ... would dance to this endlessly, whist stark naked, wrapped in a kind of diaphanous silky scarf fragment.

    As I watched her, her eyes watched herself in the full length mirror.

    She loved watching herself in the mirror.

    I should have broken her mirrors, but she broke my heart instead.

    Story of a marriage — sweet while it lasted.

    Eels - Your Lucky Day In Hell
    (Jul 06, 2009 - 17:45)
    Forget Hell .. been there, done that, not worth the trip.

    I'm back.

    Eastmountainsouth - The Ballad Of Young Alban and Amandy
    (Jul 06, 2009 - 17:41)
    Well at least she didn't toss the baby off of the bridge into the Chattahoochie River or whatever the name of that bridge was.  Or did she?

    Secret Machines - Nowhere Again
    (Jul 06, 2009 - 12:50)
    This is very likable.  However, I prefer Bill Shatner's version for some obtuse and twisted raison d'etre.

    The Carnivaleros - Dashboard Jesus
    (Jun 29, 2009 - 07:48)
    OK, so he's drunk driving down the road, littering — tossing bottles of Empty T-Bird out the windows; he's shooting at Sugaro Cactii — that a Felony times two, discharging a firearm AND a Federal Rap, destruction of preserved plants Important to the Birkenstock folks.  He's doing a out of body experience as a Tom Waits clone and the trailer house on the cover is right out of the movie about deaders with Tom Waits.  Yeah, and plastic flowers .. candles .. in the desert .. out back of San Diego, maybe around Jacumba?  Heading down the road to Carizo Gorge, by the old railroad overpass where my dead sister's dead boyfriend jumped so many years ago and wasn't found for some three months ... talk about your road-kill mummies ...

    Yep, he definitely should NOT sing about Hay-Sueus cause Ghod will get ya in the end.

    Jesse Cook - Cri
    (Jun 29, 2009 - 07:43)
    I seem to recall that the fiddle music is called "sweeping cri-d'coer style" .. or something like that.

    No, seriously ... cry d' core as in cry from the heart.

    Hey, Excelsior, wadda you think??

    Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
    (Jun 29, 2009 - 07:03)
     RobK wrote:

    C'mon...even Woody Allen says "geniuses".
    Woody Allen?  Never heard of him or her or it.

    As for Genii:

    In its earliest meaning in private cult, the genius of the Roman housefather and the iuno, or juno, of the housemother were worshiped. These certainly were not the souls of the married pair, as is clear both from their names and from the fact that in no early document is there mention of the genius or iuno of a dead person. The genius and iuno were probably the male and female forms of the family’s, or clan’s, power of continuing itself by reproduction, which were in the keeping of the heads of the family for the time being and passed at death to their successors. In this as in all forms of his cult, the genius was often conceived as appearing in the form of a snake, although he is also shown in art as a young man, generally engaged in sacrificing. At every wedding a bed, the lectus genialis, was made for the genius and iuno of the husband and wife, and its presence in the house was a sign of matrimony.

    Owing to the rise of individualism and also to the prevalence of Greek ideas concerning a guardian spirit, or daimon, the genius lost its original meaning and came to be a sort of personification of the individual’s natural desires and appetites. Hence the phrases indulgere genio, genium defrudare, signifying, respectively, to lead a pleasurable life, and to lead a stingy life. The development, however, did not stop here. The genius came to be thought of as a sort of guardian angel, a higher self; and, as the Greek daimon was sometimes rationalized into the individual’s character or temper, so also the poet Horace half-seriously said that only the genius knows what makes one person so different from another, adding that he is a god who is born and dies with each one of us. This individual genius was worshipped by each individual, especially on his birthday. A few inscriptions even mention the genius of a dead person, as Christian epitaphs sometimes speak of his angel.

    To show reverence for the genius of another or to swear by it was a mark of deep respect; hence, it is not unnatural that the genius of Augustus and of his successors formed objects of popular cult. Thus, to worship the genius Augusti avoided affronting the feeling against worshipping any living emperor, which remained fairly strong in Italy; for, of course, all genii were divine and might properly be worshipped.

    As with the Greek daimones, there was a vast variety of genii, or guardian spirits—those of places, genius loci, including buildings (genius balneorum, etc.), and of corporations of all sorts, from the state (genius populi Romani) to small bodies of troops, guilds of tradesmen, and so forth. A very curious development is that one sometimes heard of the genius of a god, even of Jupiter, or of the iuno of a goddess.


    Thank you Encyclopaedia Britannica.

    Vienna Teng - Watershed
    (Jun 26, 2009 - 18:05)
     peter_james_bond wrote:
    Hey Bill,

    Any chance the Vienna Teng - Live at Radio Paradise cut will get played again? Some of us joined long after that appearance so we missed it but we'd love to hear it. Was it taped? I often wondered if any artists dropped by RP for an interview or a promo, maybe Vienna is the only one.

    Please make this happen, Bill.  It would be sublime.



    Kasabian - Ovary Stripe
    (Jun 26, 2009 - 09:00)
     inindian wrote:

    No, no, it was "Testicle Check"
    Wrong!  It's Testicle Drop!

    Their back up group is the Tea Baggers.

    Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
    (Jun 26, 2009 - 08:59)
     countyman wrote:
    I thought I heard she actually became a priest, (priestess?)
    Nut Case -  but she can sing pretty good.

    Aimee Mann - You Could Make A Killing
    (Jun 26, 2009 - 08:41)
     Antigone wrote:
    I don't think she IS gay. Isn't she with/married to Michael Penn??
    Nope — Has one of those new Trioka Marriages in Kalifornication with Penn AND Teller.  It's magical.

    Janis Joplin - Move Over
    (Jun 25, 2009 - 07:17)
    Ah the memories return ... a couple of days after this track was finalized, Janis and I smoked a pipe, drank some Rye and had some furious sex ... not love-making; just plain old sex.

    I still miss the girl.

    And my 4 ex-wives know that too..

    Garbage - Queer
    (Jun 25, 2009 - 07:14)
     OCDHG wrote:

    That's what you get with a "prefab" band like this one.  Blech.

    Like instant coffee, or pleather,... poor substitute for something real.
    Interesting how English changes with the times.  "Queer" used to be a quite proper word to use in genteel society "Oh, yes, my dear, that fellow Professor Mesmer has some queer ideas".   Or "Hey, ya mug!  This is a queer deal!  Don Corelone ain't gonna like dis ting!  Ya gonna take the Big Sleep - this Queer ain't no good!  The treasury seals are all wrong!"  (cue sounds of Tommy Guns and brick walls).

    viz:  unusual; conterfeit money, a bad or wrong thing, unorthodox.

    Well, hope you have a gay time today!

    Cracker - Hey Bret (You Know What Time It Is)
    (Jun 23, 2009 - 06:46)
    There used to be a local guy here in Nashville who was billed as "Uncle Cracker" ... think he had a hit or something.

    This track?  Ack! Stepped on a tack, done broke me back, took an offhand track; everthang went all wack; had this Top named Mac; took me down town to an alley, got some crack; bit chunks out of my sack.


    Andrew Bird - Masterswarm
    (Jun 23, 2009 - 06:37)
     Inamorato wrote:

    The album notes don't list a theremin, only Andrew Bird's whistling.

    Actually it is a soprano cloaca played in the evacuative style of the southern tip of Brazil.

    Youngbloods - Get Together
    (Jun 23, 2009 - 05:22)
    Well now, that song sure worked to motivate society, eh?

    Ray LaMontagne - Be Here Now
    (Jun 23, 2009 - 05:21)
    Music to soothe ... music to be played softly in the background when it is Time To Go; yes, indeed, just before the needle is inserted into my vein and the bolus of Eternal Sleep is prepared, start this record playing.  As I recline is anticipatory comfort upon the silken sheets, the countdown in my ears slowly begins .... 100 ... 99 ... 98 ..... ahhhhhhh yes ... Sleep At Last — To Sleep, Perchance to Dream?  No, no more dreams.  Ever.

    Oasis - The Nature Of Reality
    (Jun 23, 2009 - 04:46)
    Sounds like George Throughgood doing the riffs .... need to speed up the tempo by an eighth.  Other than that, pretty OK.  Can't say much about the rest of the CD.  Pretty ordinary garage band,screamers and shouters mixed with a Nashville Hat Act or two.

    Beth Orton - Someone's Daughter
    (Jun 23, 2009 - 04:42)
     rabid_wolf wrote:
    "I seriously doubt she has ever visited (anyone in) a trailer park... "

    Nah, that is where I met her . . .

    Very nice, brings her own beer.

    Heh!  She mine, ya hear!  We be Living in my Single-Wide out behind the Cracker Barrel in Smyrna, Tennessee.   When she can't sing so good no more we can still cook up a batch of Crank.

    Josh Ritter - You Don't Make It Easy Babe
    (Jun 22, 2009 - 14:31)
    He's good.  He listens to Woodie Guthrie a lot, I think.

    Jenny Lewis - Carpetbaggers
    (Jun 21, 2009 - 12:29)
    Well, me oh my.  First time I've heard this track.  Drummer should take some lessons from Meg White, too; either that or the DAT machine skipped a track.  The voices?  Well, Jenny has a kind of Southern Daisy Mae kind of singing .. flat in places, sharp in others.  The guy?  Yikes.

    Sorry — I rarely give anything a lousy rating.  I know how difficult it is to create music and put down a track.  But this Piece of Work needs some Work.  Reminds me of the Karaoke Booth at "The Music Machine" on Music Row Circle — before the nekkid statues came to town and they tore it down.

    Phish - Chalkdust Torture
    (Jun 20, 2009 - 07:53)
    The guys are simply awesome.   All of their material is honking outstanding.  You got to see them live to really appreciate them.

    Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine
    (Jun 19, 2009 - 11:47)
     peter_james_bond wrote:

    Again with this message:

    Jag, you've posted nearly 500 messages about this floydslips website! What's your connection to the website? Do you stand to make a financial gain from directing people to the site? Does this amount to spam? Does this violate the Radio Paradise rules against spamming?
    That he drives a classic V-12 Jaguar XK-E fitted in the original British Racing Green colours and Badges of Team Jaguar wholly mitigates any any pecksniffian commentary.


    Los Lobos - Kiko and the Lavender Moon
    (Jun 19, 2009 - 11:44)
     Sleepytyme wrote:
    Everytime I hear this I think of a kitten running around...
    Then turning playfully to beckon with one cute little paw ... and failing to see the giant steam roller driven by an insane blood-thirsty clown zooming around the corner at break-neck speed.

    Mich Gerber - Eros
    (Jun 19, 2009 - 11:42)
     ThePoose wrote:

    Where is that old Music Man Meredith? Don't say Gary, Indiana.

    Never mind: I just found out he expired in 1984. Guess I missed that day's newspaper.
    Yes Mr Willson is gone as is his beautiful first wife Reeny.  I spent many weekends with them at their villa at the Kona Kai Club on San Diego Harbor.  They were great people — had no children of their own and treated me and my big brother like we were real people too.   Reeny was a health food fan and would try to stuff me and my brother with green salads and other stuff.  Amazing what a 12 year old kid will eat gladly when Arthur Godfrey and Bill Boyd was sitting at the luncheon table too ....

    Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler
    (Jun 19, 2009 - 05:28)
     thewiseking wrote:
    dude, you need some time off

    Hey There, I just noticed that after you recommend that I take some time off — back in 2007 — well Sir, I did take some time off!  I figgered what with the rather embarrassing amount of royalties and other largess arriving at my mailbox on an almost daily basis, well, "why work?"  But hey, once a southern boy with bare feet squinched gooshingly into a drippingly fresh cow pie recently discharged by Old EmmaLou (she ain't managed to get her milk down for a couple days now and daddy is considering conversion to hamburgers — guess that talk round her and using that Bag Balm Lotion on her tired old Udders must be making the old gal kinda nervous).  Anyway, I h'aint had much time for barefooting and cow pie squinching ... I done took some time and rode around the farm down here south of Nashville and just did some thinking bout life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — and maybe converting the whole 1,650 acres into a Bible Theme Park and Paint Gun Course.  Yeah, that would be a money maker, well hell, we could have Xtians versus Moslems versus Jews versus Pagans versus Atheists.  Question is, like would the groups all gang up on one or the other?  Now I can see the Messianic Jews and the local Free WIll Xtians making a treaty for exchange of red, blue and yellow paint balls, extra co2, etc.  But what about the Pagans and Wiccans and so forth?  Might be a bit scary out there in the dark with them folks waving their hands and their Ashlar branches around, hooting like owl=s and being nekkid and all ..... well, I got off that track again ...  Yesssir, I remember my days up in the Big Apple, down on Gardner's Island.  Yep.  well, guess I don't know where the thread of this thread of consciousness is going, so I better cut it off now before I inadvertently give up the secret of who really killed the Kennedy Brothers and Marilyn Their mutual menage a'trois party girl who didn't bathe.  Speaking of stench, can you imagine the stink which would come about if Bill read this on the air like he read my notes on Nick Cave's "Hold onto Yourself".  — Stop that Nick!  You are going to go blind doing that!!!!

    Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
    (May 21, 2009 - 18:39)
    Bush and Cheney's exit-stage-right theme song.

    Of course, Zevon writes/sings about "a Thompson Gun"  and I suppose he meant the Thompson sub-machine guy of 1920's Chicago fame.   I can't think of a worse weapon to carry into a war.  Damned heavy; muzzle jumps like a baboon climbing a tree with his ass on fire.  .45 rounds and the 50-round drum weigh a ton.  Nope, give me a good ole AK47 anyday.  Utilitarian death-machine.

    BTDT, BTW.


    Jeff Healey Band - Stop Breakin Down
    (May 21, 2009 - 18:21)
     rickhoran wrote:

    100% agree with that. this seems too clean. stones version has just enough slop in it.
    I dunno ... I feel that both versions have their own particular bite.  Interesting the manner in which Jeff constructed this number.  Damn but that boy played some blues gitfiddle.

    David Bromberg - Sharon
    (May 21, 2009 - 05:41)
     Grumpy wrote:
    "You know the same rowdy crowd that was here last night is back again tonight!"
    Sounds like Tootsie's on Printer's Alley ...

    Blanquito Man, Control Machete & Celso Piña - Cumbia Sobre El Rio
    (May 21, 2009 - 05:37)
    Well let's see now .. you all know, of course, that this is actually a clandestine call for revolution, right?

    See:  Blanquito = "The White Oppressor Man"

    "Controle el Machetaros = "Put the "Macheteros" (Puerto Rican Terrorist Group) to work, on El Blanquitos, of course.

    Oh well, we could go on with the numeric significance of the accordion beat, and how translated into secret Short Wave Numbers Station Code, but we shan't.

    Prepare for the end, Blancos!

    Viva La Raza!

    Beck - Tropicalia
    (May 21, 2009 - 05:30)
    Ah yes, the Bossa Nova with Musical Cloacaco sounds!  Marvey — simply Marvey

    The White Birch - Beauty King
    (May 19, 2009 - 06:36)
     heeb wrote:

    Either way, this was pretty cool...

    I didn't know Madrugada was no more! According to Wikipedia, their guitarist, Robert Buras, was found dead with his guitar in his hands... Sad...

    Yes he was.  RIP... Watch the cult movie "Wristcutters" for further information.

    Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer - Big Bug Shuffle
    (May 11, 2009 - 11:10)
     BlueHeronDruid wrote:
    Edgar Meyer on stage is painful - he barely acknowledges the audience, and will chat with his colleagues during ovations - but his musicianship is brilliant.
    Eddie has suffered from really oppressive stage fright for many years.  He gets around it by concentrating on the music and his band mates.

    Neil Young - After The Garden
    (May 10, 2009 - 13:01)
     saltysanford wrote:
    Neil being Neil.  He is right in the sentiment, but the song is a bit rough.  Halliburton execs. and Dick Cheney both deserve nine ounces of lead in the brain pan.
    Nine Ounces?  Actually a single 40 grain hollow point fired from a High Standard Arms Company .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol with the factory built-in sound suppressor, as issued to the US Army, et. al. will suffice.  See, the muzzle velocity is slow enough so that the bullet and fragments do not exit (well, unless you line up the ears) and those nasty fragments just spin around inside the skull like a sort of Waring Blender in reverse.  Works every time, don't ya know.

    Bob Dylan - Beyond Here Lies Nothin
    (May 10, 2009 - 12:54)
    Mister Z. just gets better and better.  See, the older you get, the better ya get ...

    Altan Urag - Ljii Mongol
    (May 10, 2009 - 12:52)
     horstman wrote:
    Where's excelsior with his little puking emoticons when you need him?
    He puked once too many times, I think.

    Deb Pasternak - Home
    (May 06, 2009 - 17:22)
     ndad47 wrote:
    pasternak.  sounds a little commie to me.  Where is Joe McCarthy when you need him?
    He's in Rehab with Amy Winehouse.  Wonder if this little Red Shirt is on one of his Lists?

    Ozric Tentacles - Aura Borealis
    (May 06, 2009 - 17:11)
     ndad47 wrote:
    i remember this song well.  the aliens were just beginning to insert their probe when this song came over the loud speaker. 
    OMG!  They allowed you to be awake during the Insertion Episode?  Of course, I recognize that you may have encountered the Large Greys, who are, to put a phrase mildly, are a bit on the Rough Trade Side.  I mean, when they mutter "I am making you my Biotch" whilst inserting the necessary Transpondering Anal Electronic Probe for Measurements (TAEPM), that certain IS a bit over the top, n'cest pa?

    Now on the other Tentacle, the Small Greys are a lot more, ummmm, "humanesque" should I say.  Providing a dreamy sort o'sleep while carrying out their experiments.  The dreamy state is certainly important, particularly when the Probes are removed after obtaining the Necessary Precious Bodily Fluids. 

    As for me, the several Abduction Experiences which I have had were quite akin to this particular track.  The transportation motivator device enclosure from the Viewing Area over to the Implantation Area was accompanied by such sounds playing softly in the backgrounds.

    Ah, such times we had, eh?  Not only at Area 51, but at the like totally out there Area 53 ... OMG! who would have ever guessed that about Elvis?

    Say, were you able to figure out what kind of that Very Special Lubricant was used by those Aliens.  No matter what I use, I just simply do not get that same smooth glide ...  You know, the same glide feeling you get from the very fresh Shick Single Edge Razor Blade when Cutting bits of my Naughty Flesh.

    Such a bad boy I am.

    High Violets - Wheel
    (May 06, 2009 - 15:58)
    These folks are OK.  A little bit of the Dandy Warhols, some White Stripes on Haldol, and Alice in Chains.

    I like them .. a least this one track.  The bass groove is definitely Dandy Warhols.  Meg is on drums too, I think.

    Cream - Crossroads
    (May 05, 2009 - 13:42)
     BillJ wrote:

    Notice that when the song is finished Jack bruce announces over the applause, "Eric Clapton on vocals." Vocals? Well, yeah, but wasn't a little incidental compared to the guitar lead.? One of his best ever, IMHO.

    Dang!  and all of these years I though he was saying "Eric Clapton - the Bobo!"

    OK, Mondegreens forever, I know.
    IMHO, well OK, not so H .. this is the Quintessential Crossroads other than the Canon by Robert Johnson, of course.

    Air - Mer Du Japon
    (May 05, 2009 - 09:58)
    Voila, ete Grand Basket su l'sinistre Homme.

    Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam
    (May 05, 2009 - 07:56)
     crisssi wrote:

    Strange. I loved this in the 70s. But today it's just aimless wanking {#Guitarist}
    Ahem!  I suppose you would say the same about some Herbie Hancock or Dave Brubeck during their most inventive jazz years?

    The Beatles - Get Back
    (May 05, 2009 - 07:54)
    R.I.P Rev. Billy Preston. 

    Vienna Teng - In Another Life
    (Apr 18, 2009 - 18:46)
     Pyro wrote:

    oboe?  do you mean bassoon?

    Possible it may be the double contra-bass sarrusophone

    Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler
    (Apr 16, 2009 - 20:06)
     Misterfixit wrote:
    This is the Quintessential Mick Jagger ... the first time I saw him do this I just stood there and stared like he was a space alien.
    Ackshoelee, I do believe he IS ..

    Tatiana - Surovi Trisky
    (Apr 15, 2009 - 12:55)
     alezz_ua wrote:

    Great story.

    And this is a great opportunity for you to start differentiating Ukraine and Russia because... this song has nothing to do with Moscow or  Russia, this is just traditional Ukrainian singing performed by common pre-Carpathian women which lives in common pre-Carpathian village ;)

    I know the difference. I am sure you know the words and melody to ДеМь ПереЌПгО, too.

    The Jimmy Rogers All Stars - Trouble No More (w/ Mick Jagger & Keith Richards)
    (Apr 11, 2009 - 13:21)
     Alexandra wrote:
    Who is that on vocals? I could swear it was Mary from Southern Culture on the Skids!
    Patti Scialfa

    Steve Earle - Telephone Road
    (Apr 08, 2009 - 06:42)
     mongoose01ca wrote:

    Oh yeah.  The backing chorus is pretty sweet, too.  In fact, this whole song is a great example of how to take things and turn them into something greater than the whole of their parts.

    3rd guy from the left, Mic #B7, Yours Truly.

    Thank you, Thank you very much.

    I'd like an RC Cola and a Moon Pie, Please.

    Alanis Morissette - Not As We
    (Apr 08, 2009 - 06:28)
    I simply cannot make up my mind about Alanis.  Ying and Yang.

    Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
    (Apr 08, 2009 - 05:17)
     von_Hayek wrote:
    Heard this the first time in 1983, it was a cold and windy November day in Berlin and I immediately fell in love with SD. Thanks Bill!
    Wow Small World!   I was there too, doing a brush pass to pick up some cool secrets from a disaffected MfS guy who was Illegal in the British Sector.  Great concert too!  Ah, Berlin-Zehlendorf, what a place!

    Gruess und Spass mit Fass ....

    Jem - Come On Closer
    (Apr 08, 2009 - 05:07)
    Britney Spear's folks copied the hook chord progress fro this.  Bad Brit!

    Neko Case - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
    (Apr 08, 2009 - 04:54)
     Incarnadine wrote:
    Yeah, and I was kinda concerned about what effect her knee and foot were having on the hood o' that beautiful Merc'ry unless she's just kinda superimposed there! But no it looks like she's really on it! Ouch!

    "It looks Photoshopped. Yeah, the reflections are all wrong. Definitely Photoshopped."


    Um... I think you're both missing the point here.  I would be *honored* to have the likes of Neko Case beautify just by being there... any vehicle I have ever owned, or will own one day.

    Rather have her in the "Driver's Seat" ... oh yeah ....

    Grateful Dead - Ripple
    (Apr 08, 2009 - 04:52)
    Used to drink some Ripple, back in the day .. mixed with Sprite ...

    The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
    (Apr 07, 2009 - 07:01)
     Hairfarmer wrote:

    How about Plum Island?

    The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
    (Apr 07, 2009 - 06:57)
     conglif wrote:

    > I especially like the pandiatonic clusters, major tonic sevenths and ninths, and Aeolian cadences.

    Aeolian cadences? 

    Is that some kind of bird?

    It's a Byrd, actually.

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - American X
    (Apr 01, 2009 - 06:58)
     rawaccess wrote:
    what exactly do the lyrics mean?
    Rebellion, Teen Yearnings, Leather Jackets, Leather Pants, Pierced Noses, Lips, Ears, Belly Buttons, Scrotums, Nipples, Labia, Foreskins, Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, Leather Whips, Handcuffs on Naughty, oh so slutty girls, whipping, chains, yes, more chains, heavy chains.  Bad Girl! Bad Boy!  Existential Hurts, pain, crisis, Remorse, Death, and Eternity in the greatest depths of Hell as in Aitch Eee Double Hockey Sticks HELL!

    Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
    (Mar 31, 2009 - 16:24)
    Compare this with his last and somesay greatest "Drive".  There is genius at the beginning and at the end.  RIP Robert Palmer:

    "Toward the far edge of the Cornu Sector of Ophiuchus, Robert Palmer's Star shone brilliant white, its corona flaring with films of blue, red and green colour."  (J. Vance)

    Tatiana - Surovi Trisky
    (Mar 29, 2009 - 14:36)
    Я люблю этП! ОгПрчеММП Ўля пОсаМОя в русскПЌ.

    Reminds me of a little club around the corner from Dom Knegie Moscova (big Moscow Book Store) in 1977.  Smoke filled room, rivers of Vodka, horrible body odors, unwashed armpits and leaking month old smegma, and of course the KGB and GRU everywhere behind us American Imperialist Spies.  Suddenly, up to his feet like a rocket, a Samdiznatki spouting poetry.  Chaos, and all we wanted to do was go back to the Good Old USofA.

    Chris Smither - Link of Chain
    (Mar 24, 2009 - 07:48)
     flyboy wrote:

    I thought this was J.J. Cale at first.  I think he would probably dig this song.
    He taught J.J.

    Ellen McIlwaine - Up From the Skies
    (Mar 24, 2009 - 07:46)
    Hey!  Ellen again.  Most Excellent.  Love ya Girl!

    Ellen is Good People.

    Cowboy Junkies - Anniversary Song
    (Mar 24, 2009 - 07:05)
     wferrier wrote:
    I missed the cowbell! I missed the cowbell!
    Ah Grasshopper!  Your ears open, they must be ....

    Ludovico Einaudi - Eden Roc
    (Mar 24, 2009 - 06:26)
     floramanda wrote:
    This song reminds me of Penguin Cafe Orchestra! Whatever happened to them?
    Tragedy, of course.

    Do a wiki on them.

    Starsailor - Stars And Stripes
    (Mar 24, 2009 - 06:23)
     chyk5 wrote:
    I really liked this band's first album. I went to see them in Atlanta not long after it was released and the lead singer acted like an arrogant prick. I hope he's matured since then as this band had a lot of potential.

    He hasn't and most likely won't.

    I believe that the British term for Mister Walsh is "Wanker Football Club Hooligan".

    What ever floats his boat; he does have some good pipes.

    The Pretenders - The Wait
    (Mar 22, 2009 - 17:42)
    Come on back to Nashville Chris, Tootsie's is still a drunken brawl at midnight.  Well last night it was.

    Portishead - The Rip
    (Mar 22, 2009 - 15:34)

    If you stop now I will tell you who really killed the Kennedies (all of them).

    Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One)
    (Mar 22, 2009 - 15:02)
     Dancing_banana wrote:
    Someone should give Iggy a pair of "Not Your Daughters Jeans"
    Yeah, really.  Compare these jeans with a Certain Very Collectible Rolling Stones Album (which as you ALL know, I bought on eBay for $26,567 a couple years ago) —- it was the German Album Cover with the zipper that worked with a rather largish Uncut Tool of Love hidden behind the Flap.

    edit:  Oh My why do I type these missives when I am stoned?  I don't know.  Oh well.  Time for another back bork bark blag crap sack of Doritos with extra Oreos.

    The White Stripes - Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
    (Mar 22, 2009 - 15:00)
    OMG Meg!  Meg!  Please, just one tiny sliver of wood from your broken drum sticks?  I'll pierce my eye with it Just For YOU!

    OK, OK, not my eye ... how about my eardrum?

    The Dandy Warhols - Love Song
    (Mar 22, 2009 - 14:58)
    Is that Bela on Banjo?  {#Clap}

    Box of Frogs - Back Where I Started
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 16:28)
     newwavegurly wrote:

    Funny, I came in to post this only to see that I've already posted it. Totally heard it on the guitar riffs during the last portion of the song...
    Spirit in the Sky but go back 20 years and Canned Tuna intro to On the Road Again ....

    Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 16:14)
     Mari wrote:
    Over The Hills And Far Away is where you're at 'this morning' bill, the 'last played' clock is 3 minutes slow and the 'song comment' clock is 6 minutes fast and it is not 'morning in most of the world' as you declare, it's already past noon in europe, evening in eastern europe and the middle east and night in asia and the great south land and tomorrow already in new zealand! wake up and shake your attitude! america is not most of the world!
    It isn't?

    The Cranberries - No Need to Argue
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 16:10)
     dogpound wrote:
    break up music
    Music to cut by.

    Enya - Storms in Africa
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 16:04)
     agnes wrote:
    One of my favorite pick-up lines: Dude: Hey, do you like Enya? Chick: Sure, yeah. Dude: Well, how'd ya like ME Enya?
    Thank you, I'm here all week.
    Hey Mister!  Wanna buy a duck?

    Ali Farka Touré - Asco
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 16:03)
    Hypnotic, compelling, echoes inside my head.  I am complete.

    Al Green - Take Me To The River
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 14:44)
    Hey!  I have a mechanical cat fish on the wall of my office that sings this song!  I ain't saying who gave it to me, but she sang this song too.

    The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 14:42)
     sdn wrote:
    Are there any reggae songs that don't mention Babylon, Zion, Jah, The Man Who's Keeping Us Down, or ganja?

    No, there are not.  And there will never be.

    End of subject; end of conversation. End of the End.



    The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 14:41)
     RobK wrote:

    Are there any Christian gospel songs that don't mention Jesus, the Lord, heaven, salvation/savior/saving....? 

    No, there are not.  And there will never be.

    End of subject; end of conversation. End of the End.



    The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
    (Mar 16, 2009 - 14:41)
     jools wrote:

    There's always Bob's version.  And perhaps I shouldn't mention Boney M...
    I REALLY like Weird Al Yanovich's version ...

    The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
    (Mar 15, 2009 - 11:09)
     Dancing_banana wrote:
    love the sweaters!
    I still own mine.  Wonder if I should put it on eBay?

    The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
    (Mar 15, 2009 - 11:07)
     olivestreetprods wrote:
    I was SOOOO in love with Cheryl Davis in the fifth grade when this came out. Oh Cheryl, if you only knew!
    She most likely knew and felt the same way ... there, feel better now?  Go ahead, call her up ...

    Autamata - Postscript
    (Mar 15, 2009 - 09:26)
     gjeeg wrote:
    Gorgeous pro-war song!
    Gorgeous Anti-War Song!

    Autamata - Postscript
    (Mar 15, 2009 - 09:25)
    In the minds of the Generals and the Politicians, there can NEVER be enough soldiers.  After all Soldiers are nothing more than pawns in a cosmic chess game of failed diplomacy, Jingoism, and foolish egocentricism.  Cast aside as if they were meaningless, faceless, nameless ... and importantly, distant and bloodless cardboard play figures tossed about, ripped and maimed by willful, shameless children playing their feckless games of one-ups-man-ship.

    As for me, I damn and curse the Generals and their ilk, even unto the hundredth generation.  May they burn in an eternal Hell hotter than the surface of the sun.

    I was a Soldier and I went to War, you see.

    Stone Roses - Waterfall (Oakenfold and Osborne Remix)
    (Mar 15, 2009 - 09:11)
    Not bad at all ... now, if "she is a waterfall" does that mean she is into golden showers or crying, or what ... Perhaps her clothes shimmer like a waterfall — down-wards to the ground, hopefully.

    Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter And The Monkey Man
    (Mar 15, 2009 - 09:09)
    This track has a lot of Glen Frey stuff in it, chords,beats, transitions ... hope Frey got a percentage ...

    The Jesus and Mary Chain - April Skies
    (Mar 12, 2009 - 15:24)
    Punkish Beach Boys singing style.

    Buddy Holly - Well All Right
    (Mar 11, 2009 - 18:11)
    Mister Joe B. Mauldin on Bass


    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    (Mar 11, 2009 - 17:55)
     old_shep wrote:

    Yup, Mekong River '68.... just a shot away ...

    AND of the Perfume River Patrol, Tet, 1968.  LARCs in the water, Charlie's on the shore and the Rocket's Red Glare at 0230 hours over the besieged MACV Compound.

    Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues
    (Mar 11, 2009 - 17:53)
     Flashdog wrote:
    Never can be tired of this one, Sad that these lyrics still speak to the same problems from 30yrs ago.
    Problems which are eternal to the human race, unfortunately.

    The Bird and the Bee - Preparedness
    (Mar 11, 2009 - 09:02)
     Inamorato wrote:

    Yeah, and her elbow is resting on the back of her hand, a well-known signal between commie agents. 

    Better than her elbow resting inside her cupped hand.  A well-known signal between Alien Abductees.  {#Sealed}

    The Audreys - Oh Honey
    (Mar 09, 2009 - 17:54)
    Story of my life until rehab

    I sure love this tune.

    Lucinda Williams - Can't Let Go
    (Mar 09, 2009 - 17:52)
     stkman wrote:

    You are thinkin' of Blaze Foley instead of Townes tho Townes was a good friend of his, Iput him up on my couch a couple nights, as other people did, when he had no place to go, a man who never really "made it" but amongst his peers was deeply appreciated. Loved hearing him sing "If I Could Only Fly" a song that the "Hag" was going to record and finally did, not sure if it came out before Blaze died.
    Bad juju .. all of it.  Jeanene and the Eggman were pieces of work, to be sure.  Poor old Van.  You want tragedy, read up on him sometime.   Damn but we lost one of the best of em.

    Rare Earth - Get Ready
    (Mar 03, 2009 - 17:34)
     iggam wrote:
    is that album cover by crumb?
    R. Crumb .. the one and only.  Howsomeever, I do believe that this cover is a pale imitation to the Creations of Crumb.  An imitator, perhaps???

    Jack Tempchin - Out In The Desert
    (Mar 03, 2009 - 17:21)
    I first heard this song when driving the last 40 miles to Fort Huachuca at about 3am ... Spooky

    I Am Kloot - Loch
    (Mar 03, 2009 - 15:54)
     wycado wrote:
    Judging from the cover art, "Kloot" means " 'faced at 10:00 a.m......again!!'
    Hey, those guys were part of my posse before I went to rehab.

    Sam Phillips - Can't Come Down
    (Mar 03, 2009 - 15:50)
     bugleboy624 wrote:
    Great album cover.
    MOVE THE TOWEL!!  {#Hearteyes}  {#Twisted}
    Yeah .. and you'll see the back of my head.

    Sorry about the bald spot, though.

    The Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel
    (Mar 02, 2009 - 11:04)
     Excelsior wrote:



    The Essex Green - Rue De Lis
    (Mar 02, 2009 - 11:02)
    I still think they are singing "going down on Ruta Lee".  Say what you will ...

    James Horner - Sing, Sing, Sing
    (Mar 01, 2009 - 10:38)
     snakefinger wrote:
    Groucho Marks just appeared on my deck - pass me that spleef!
    Groucho Marx and it is a Splib or Spliff ... Spleef was a term used in the 1950's underground Gay Tea Room Culture.  You don't want to know, most likely.

    Big band music is The Most!

    Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships
    (Feb 28, 2009 - 07:16)
     paraclete wrote:
    Wonderful . . . . "Tell me please, who won?"

    The war?

    I thought we knew that already.

    Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships
    (Feb 28, 2009 - 07:14)
     toterola wrote:
    Dick Nixon thought these guys were the most dangerous group of radicals in the counter-culture music biz. He wanted them arrested for sedition when they put this album out. That very fact makes this deserve a "10", even if the bridge had been Gracie farting through a kazoo!

    BTW, this is 40 years old this year. How's that grab ya'? {#Meditate} {#Roflol} {#Wave}

    Tricky Dick .... let us never forget him, his ilk, and such niceties as "The Huston (Houston) Plan".

    The Who - Happy Jack
    (Feb 28, 2009 - 06:23)
     Jelani wrote:

    Ditto - H2"s &H3"s aren't Hummers at all. Only one Hummer, and all of the wannabe's driving 2's &3's couldn't afford one or live up to the responsibility of owning one.

    Only Hummer worth driving is the Up-Armored Version with the mounted fifty caliber M2 Machine Gun on the top shielded rotator mount, loaded with linked .50 ammo, one tracer, one armor piercing, one ball and one anti-personnel fragmentation in standard Urban Warfare sequence.  Here, let's try out the all-wheel drive and low-range crawler gear as we climb and descent the streets of San Fransissyco, searching for the different, the strange, the unusual, the abnormal, the non-standard, the weird, the alien.  The frequent braaaap sound of the diesel exhaust belching it's filthy carbon footprint interspersed by the 400 round-per-minute short bursts of the Eliminator of Dissent ... Dance Hippies!  Dance!  Pathetic Earthlings!  Who can help you now?


    The Who - Happy Jack
    (Feb 28, 2009 - 06:15)
    Uh, say, Peeps, you DO know, of course, that this song is about masturbation, didn't you?

    The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
    (Feb 28, 2009 - 06:13)
     rtrudeau wrote:

    Exactly! I was suffering from saccarine overload and was unable to put it into words. Thank you.
    Yeah Hammy Montana.

    Oh wait, that's Ham on the cover of the album.  Poor little guy, he did some space action and then got gassed for his efforts.

    The Audreys - Oh Honey
    (Feb 27, 2009 - 18:33)
     jagdriver wrote:
    (Columbia, South Carolina)
    Posted: Oct 24, 2008 - 10:46 < Reply >


    I've been wondering the same thing myself...

    I easily bought it from another source, which was most likely either Amazon or CD Baby. I don't recall any exorbitant fees, else I wouldn't have purchased it.

    Los Lobos - One Time One Night
    (Feb 27, 2009 - 05:13)
     kaybee wrote:

    I like this song in spite of the fact it sounds so country!  {#Dance}
    Remember that Mexican Mariachi music started out as Country Music .. just from Mexican Country folks.  Some of the translations of them might as well describe West Virginia coal mines.

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Last DJ
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 18:51)
     Blasserman wrote:
    I also was a giant KMET fan in the 70's and 80's, and cried when it went away... Oddly enough, KMET lives still, but only as call letters now licensed to an AM station here in the Banning pass area of California, playing talk radio.
    And lest we forget the East Coast:  WHFS in Bethesda, MD ... with Cerphe, Einstein and the rest .... now all gone since the 1980's ... sigh ...

    Madeleine Peyroux - Blue Alert
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 18:40)
     andrewimft wrote:
    I agree, I think her voice is mostly a gimmicky style she's parlayed into success. She overuses that style when in many instances real singing would carry the song and its meaning better, and it makes me doubt she has the chops at all if she has to resort to this and can't deliver holding notes longer, and not bending them in tiny breaths all the time. People compare her to Billy Holliday and other singers with that style, but in my opinion she's inferior as Holliday and most other jazz singers of that style would also have other skills on display and not be this one trick pony. But I do think it works well on this song, and I do like this song quite a bit.
    Only way to get that Billy Holliday voice is to shoot smack six times a day.

    Wolfsheim - Approaching Lightspeed
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 18:38)
     rdo wrote:

    isn't this station controlled by just one person?  your theory needs some work, better hit the books a little more.
    Stop!  Hitting! The! Books!

    das ist Unglaublisch!  Hitting Books!  LIke hitting your best friend!

    But on the other hand, speaking of that comment about Hillary Duff .. yeah, I'd hit it ...

    Wilco - You Are My Face
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 18:35)
     agnes wrote:
    Every time I see this on the playlist, I think it sayd, "You Are On My Face."
    Every f*cking time. 


    I know, me too but occasionally, "You Are My Butt", just for variety.

    Not to say that my butt is like my face, but then again, perhaps it is?  I don't know, I've never actually asked my butt if it looks like my face or vice-versa.

    Perhaps I will.

    "Hello, Hello, Hello!  ... Hey!  Butt, I'm talking to you!"

    "You talkin' to me?"

    Never mind

    Terri Hendrix - Gravity
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 18:31)
     uwnav wrote:
    my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
    freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
    No, he is not out of tune.  Those are Chords.

    Unusual Chords, but nonetheless, Chords.

    Thomas Newman - Still Dead
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 18:27)
     Geecheeboy wrote:
    Horstman! Surely you remember high school: Girls who smoke will poke.
    Yeah Yeah Yeah, smoking and pokin ...  then they catch a baby and you gotta marry 'em and join the Army and then the ciggies turn into weed and then the dregs of addiction, crack, meth, crystal, rocks, and Doom, laid in a shallow grave by the Green River Killer, all chopped and minced and pathetic and you got you gramma to raise the kid and he turns into a switchblade slashing greaser kind o'kid always in Trouble and onsellin his ritalin and snorting his aderall.

    Nope, no smoking gals for me.

    Thomas Newman - Still Dead
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 18:23)
     AliGator wrote:

    Shawshank Redemption

    Also, nice!

    "A Civil Action" with John Travolta.

    The The - The Whisperers
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 17:27)
     bronorb wrote:

    I think you mean "Siouxsie and The Banshees".

    No!  He meant the Chinese Cover Band, Sushi and the Leechees.

    DeVotchKa - Till the End of Time
    (Feb 26, 2009 - 17:25)
    Is that Meg on drums?

    Procol Harum - Conquistador (live)
    (Feb 25, 2009 - 16:53)
     bluedot wrote:
    like i said below...it isn't robin trower on this cut...

    I think it was Dave Ball.  And., yes Trower is vastly underrated.  He was at the Cannery here last March  — awesome guy and performer.

    Bridge of Tears never grows old.

    Ben Harper - When It's Good
    (Feb 23, 2009 - 07:16)
    That looks like Laura on the cover photo ..

    Dern, she's gotta nice back

    Loreena McKennitt - The Gates of Istanbul
    (Feb 19, 2009 - 06:33)
     inindian wrote:
    I wonder what the dogs and cats that can't get out of their respective houses are thinking!
    Buy the CD — it is beyond awesome.  The extra track at the end has a very famous recipe for curry dog and cat chow-chow.  Yum, great with Fava Beans.

    Cat Power - Lord, Help The Poor & Needy
    (Feb 19, 2009 - 06:05)
    New Title:  Obama is Helping the Poor and Needy.

    Followed by Allman Brothers singing "Stormy Monday" ... Now there is a juxtaposition of songs.

    Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
    (Feb 18, 2009 - 12:04)
     HazzeSwede wrote:
    How true,very true! You are invited to me casa for some vinyl sounds of your choice,played thru one state of art 5.1 surround system,anytime! This song gets a#9 anyway.
    Lovely vinyl.

    My system is a very ordinary early 1970's MacIntosh tube pre-amp; equipped with the latest Svetlana tubes (Svetlana used to make amplifier tubes for Soviet Army Radar Jammers now turns out sublime hand made tubes for audiophiles).  Amplifier is a Sansui 5000, equipped with same type tubes.  All cables are #10 guage solid copper wires threaded individually via emt conduit to 18kt gold connectors.

    Turn table is a Technics from 1968, same type I had in Vietnam which was accidentally shot when my hootch-mate Carl "Reefer" Riffenberg let off an accidental 12 gauge flechette round.   The rest, the usual most expensive stuff I can buy.  Being filty rich does have it's benefits.


    My Hearing is so far gone now that I can only close my eyes and dream of what it must sound like.

    Believe me when I tell you that no number of Veteran's Administration $4,000 each digital hearing aids wil ever make up for my 17-year old ear drums lost.  Too many years of drumming and too many times on the rifle range or in the jungle.

    Word to the young and unwise reading this .. protect your hearing more fervently than you protect your gonads.  You can always find a sperm donor but never new ears.


    Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
    (Feb 18, 2009 - 11:55)
    Sighhhh the memories.

    Linda, about whom I have written before here in these pages, used to cry when she heard this played.  I had it on a 7" reel to reel tape, and dubbed it along with a bunch of romantic songs.

    Sure glad that our little Love Child who Linda wrote me about here someplace, is doing well now that he is out on parole.

    Mudcrutch - Bootleg Flyer
    (Feb 18, 2009 - 11:36)
     Excelsior wrote:
    You do. In addition to the 4-5 Tom Petty songs you also hear every day on RP.
    But Wait!  There's More!

    How many times do we hear from Excelsior and a small coven of soon to be Erased by the Great Revolution?

    Drop my load and them I'm gone, he says.

    Ex-wife number 3, if I recall.

    A Band of Bees - A Minha Menina
    (Feb 18, 2009 - 11:31)
     natius wrote:
    Does anybody here know Os Mutantes?
    One of my ex-wives was a mutant.

    Chick Corea & Béla Fleck - Brazil
    (Feb 18, 2009 - 08:22)
    Now I want to hear Banjo and Violin by that Girl Group.

    Bob Marley - Get Up, Stand Up
    (Feb 18, 2009 - 07:50)
    Ever spelled be-ya-ja woah woah woah and then said it really fast in front of a mirrow?


    Souvenirs - 1000 Miles Away
    (Feb 18, 2009 - 05:04)
    Hey, the fellow doing the narrating .. words, whatever, that's Mini-me, right??

    Thought he died?

    Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 16:56)
     1wolfy wrote:
    I did not go to the Nam war (just missed it), but this song paints a good picture of the madness
    I did and it does.

    English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 16:46)
     KevinTernes wrote:
    The very first time I heard this song, I thought they were saying, "Beat her in the bathroom".  Not very nice.

    Shortly thereafter, I realized that they were saying, "Meet her in the bathroom", which sounded kinda dirty but I didn't mind.  This went on for many years.

    Just now I see that it is "Mirror in the bathroom".  Ah!

    I suffer from chronic lyricosis.

    Ah .. I always thought it was MEAT her in the bathroom ....

    And then I though it was "Nigger in the Bathroom"

    One racial the other sexual ... see, Acid IS bad for you.

    Elliott Smith - Color Bars
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 16:34)
     cullyvan wrote:
    It's a same how now I can't enjoy Elliot without being sad because he's dead. but I still love the music.
    But wait, think about how Elliot is feeling?  Happy?  Sad?  Angry?  Depressed? or just plain pissed off because Everything Ended Too Soon?

    I'm thinking he's satisfied at the irony of it all.

    Guster - What You Wish For
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 16:32)
    Think of all the fun the kids had smashing the piano for the photographer!

    Oh, Guster works for me .. very seven or eightish ...

    The Raconteurs - The Switch And The Spur
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 16:30)
    Isn't that Meg on the drums?

    The Donnis Trio - Tip of the Tongue
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 16:29)
     Montyontherun wrote:

    Turn yer bass down? It's the knob on the left..
    Oy!  yer roight on!  Thanks Mate!

    Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 15:58)
     arsenault wrote:
    what does the sentence 'all along the watchtower princes kept the view' actually mean?
    majestic song..awe inspiring arrangement..masterful playing...
    might i suggest..dodgy lyrics?
    gasp of horror!!

    Here you go.   A pretty fair description.

    Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama Out
    (Feb 17, 2009 - 15:49)
    Scott and Del both have some terrific riff-a-bilities.  There, I made a verb out of Riff.

    When they were cutting some tracks for Ta-Dah, I had to explain what a "Hair Baby" was to a couple of astounded and repelled bystanders.  Most excellent rush I got from their mutual "eeewwww's"  Silly girls.

    Roger McGuinn & Calexico - One More Cup of Coffee
    (Feb 16, 2009 - 12:06)
    Somehow I don't that is Meg on the drums.

    Donna the Buffalo - If You Only Could
    (Feb 15, 2009 - 15:47)
    Knoxville on the 25th of March.. fellow Herders....
    Huuuummmm .. maybe an RP party at The Bistro for us RP'ers attending??

    Have your peeps text my peep, ok?

    Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
    (Feb 15, 2009 - 15:39)
     TheFriendlyCat wrote:

    hah was pretty damn sure i was about to hear Hendrix when this started!

    Sure sounded like a loop of jimi .. but still a beautiful intro.  Oh, and for those who don't like these guys ... I am truly sorry for you.

    Rickie Lee Jones - Up from the Skies
    (Feb 15, 2009 - 15:37)
     Phlegmaticman wrote:
    Fun cover!
    Ricky Lee at age 7.  Grandfather Peg Leg took the pic with an old Argus camera.

    Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
    (Feb 15, 2009 - 15:34)
     OldFrenchie wrote:
    That album cover is a neat photo of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Was there in '94, can't wait to get back there.
    Nekkid folks there then?  I'm wondering if this was some kind of a pre-photoshop photoshop.  I mean if you have ever climbed the steps, it is bleeding cold there no matter when and yer bollocks freeze along with your feets.  Can't imagine posing them nudists and expect them to survive ....

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Mondo Bongo
    (Feb 15, 2009 - 13:12)
    If the CIA is really on the phone, be afraid, be VERY afraid.  Look what happened to Joe, eh?   Forget those "Ignore Alien Orders" stickers.

    David Bromberg - Sharon
    (Feb 15, 2009 - 12:56)
    Rachael Gladstone with the "ooo - ooo's"  Lovely lady, indeed.


    Trail of Dead - Russia
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 10:42)
     FeydBaron wrote:
    Am I a bad person for spending the first four minutes waiting for this song to break into "Istanbul not Constantinople"?

    OMG! You Too? Followed by Loreena doing some Camel Dance Music?

    OMG! I be like Totally Wrecked!

    Zombies - Time of the Season
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 08:55)
    This is now the 21st Century Baby Momma Theme ....

    Who you daddy?

    Blackfield - End of the World
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 08:52)
    I thought that this song was no longer needed now that Bush is gone.

    Nitin Sawhney - Mausam
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 08:15)
     drtjdel wrote:

    That's what she said.


    And what does the "Hey Johnny ... " refrain mean? Is it like a "Hey Joe" from a reincarnate Jimi? and the Abbadabba-do, yadda yadda yanka my tool ... I just don't believe that is appropriate for this venue. After all, children may be listening.

    Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 08:07)
     AMH wrote:
    Looking at the album cover, I wonder how she smells anything but green onions.

    Wonder how SHE smells ... oh yeah ...

    Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 08:06)
    Sung as it was intended to be sung. A paean of teen angst.

    Daddy I hate you!

    Mommy I hate you!

    I'll teach you all a lesson!

    I'm cutting .. I really am!

    Cut! Cut! Cut!







    Oh no ...

    oh crap ...



    so good ....

    yes ....


    Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 07:41)
     25demayo wrote:
    How about French wine , French cheese, and in this case French music I'm with you Papernapkin

    You forget 69 and you don't need a paper napkin, either.

    Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 07:38)
     Peace_tode wrote:

    Was that a rock clarinet backed up by rock marimbas????

    And including the Brazilian Cloaca played in the Franco-Algerian (la Pied n'oir) style.

    Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 07:34)
     squidish wrote:
    Paul's son has an interesting thing going on.
    paul and natt weller







    Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 07:28)
     Excelsior wrote:
    Highlowsel wrote:
    Yah...and this blows me back to my undergraduate days at the University of Maryland in College Park. I had the great good fortune (working my way thru college) to land a good job in the AV department of the Student Union there. I got pretty good at sound work as a consequence. Well...at least I thought so in the day. Heh! Anyway.....Joan came to campus and played in the the campus movie theater (a tier 1 venue in the day - huge for a theater...especially a campus one). I was fortunate to be involved in lighting the show. Blew me away then. Blows me away (still) today. I take nothing away from those who came after her, Tracy Chapman comes to mind. But Joan was, and is, an original.

    Fixed that for you.

    And  We fix your fix.  All Your Fix Belong to Us!

    Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 07:26)
    Meg White on Drums?? :-)

    David Bowie - Panic In Detroit
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 07:19)
     EssexTex wrote:
    Sounds like a cat strapped to a bowling ball whilst it rolls down a wooden staircase.
    Awwww ... hereeeeee kitty kitty kitty .... Oops!  Squash!

    Actually the imagery you invoke make me think of a brace of Congress-critters handcuffed to a set of those very large tires one sees on the Discovery Channel transporting two thousand tons of blood diamond rock at a time.  Tires about 25 feet in diameter. Driving very slowly .. very slowly.

    Save the Kitties!

    Cloud Cult - Take Your Medicine
    (Feb 14, 2009 - 07:07)
    Just heard these guys for the first time.  The Emo guy with the falsetto reminds me of myself when the doc does my yearly prostate digital exam.  Oh, TMI?

    Josh Ritter - Girl In The War
    (Feb 13, 2009 - 04:45)
     dkeifer wrote:
    I've got a boy in the war {#Cry}
    We do too .. a chip off the old block like his daddy.

    Josh Ritter - Girl In The War
    (Feb 13, 2009 - 04:44)
    Very reminiscent of Tex Ritter's ballads ... nice!

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hold on to Yourself
    (Feb 13, 2009 - 04:34)
     KitKat wrote:

    Wow, man, your comment got commented on by Bill ON AIR.  Cool. 

    What would be even more cool for my egocentric ears (always searching for compliments) would be if there was an MP3 of Bill's commentary which could find it's way to my in-box.  Even through I stream-record RP on one of my Linux workstations for later banditry and illegal re-playing on the MP3 player in my pick up truck (with shotgun rack, of course); I some how missed that moment in time.

    Tell you all what, someone send me that MP3 and I will send you back an MP3 of Elvis passing that large and fatal impacted stool just moments before he fell off of the Porcelain Throne and into Eternity.



    DeVotchKa - Viens Avec Moi
    (Feb 08, 2009 - 07:03)
     Misterfixit wrote:

    The careful observer will notice that the bottom of the accordion has a very cleverly positioned glory hole with vacuum attachment.  Smile you naughty boy!  Smile!

    DeVotchKa - Viens Avec Moi
    (Feb 08, 2009 - 07:01)
     ScopArch wrote:

    "Guess what?!
    I've got a fever, and the only prescription... is more Accordion!"

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Blue On Black
    (Feb 05, 2009 - 16:16)
    This guy is a natural.  His latest work is bullet proof.  Go to his web site and adulate, Please.

    Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
    (Feb 05, 2009 - 15:07)
     vandal wrote:

    I'll defecate a flaming cactus if Bill follows this up with Temple of The Dog's "Wooden Jesus."

    Hey!  I'll Watch you and the Cactus if Bill plays "Candy Man" Next ...

    Got yer web cam going, Dood?

    Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
    (Feb 05, 2009 - 15:06)
    OMG!  He's Burning in Hell even as we speak!

    Te Vaka - Te Namo
    (Feb 05, 2009 - 15:00)
     ziggytrix wrote:

    If only there were some sort of convention for facetious writings on the internet...

    You could read my latest book.

    Te Vaka - Te Namo
    (Feb 05, 2009 - 14:59)
     Papernapkin wrote:

    Are you kidding, they listen to Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cougar at Homeland. Yes, this is definitely submersive.
    Very Submersive!  Some of the comments herein absolute torpedo me.  And I suspect that they listen to Sousa Marching Band mostly.

    Which, by the way, about 100 years ago it was reported that a member of the Chinese Embassy delegation to Washington DC remarked that listening to Sousa marches always gave him an erection.

    Bit o'trivia there.

    Te Vaka - Te Namo
    (Feb 05, 2009 - 14:56)
     sharkey wrote:

    Idiot! There's more than the U S of A in this world. What exactly did you learn in school? Oops, sorry. Just red (not read) your song comments and picked up that your from Nashville. Sorry!!!
    Gee, Sharkey, I just now read your comment back to my comment.  The English word for what I originally wrote is "Satire".  And "Your" is spelled "You're".  Next time, try to contain that Leftie Exuberance and see the usefulness of satire before firing off a blast from the angry side of your world.  Hopefully you are not always angry at SOMEthing .... and THAT is sarcasm.

    Oh, OK, I'll spell what I meant out:  The reference to DHS and all the nut-jobs inside the Beltway (Washington DC) refer to the — well, the Nutjobs, cranks, Zealots, and diverse Jingoists who just plain don't like anyone except "Americans"   Never defining what constitutes and "American", of course; when we all know that even the descriptor "American" is incorrect, both actually and politically..

    Ah, yes, and further FYI, My Dear Sharkey:  I read, write and speak the following languages with the annotated levels of fluency (as attested by my last Defense Language Institute testing scores:

    Spanish - Latin American - Level 3 out of 5 levels, 5 being a native-born speaker)  I lived and worked at destabilizing governments in Central America for many years; sure had to know the lingo;

    German - Level 2 (never could put "To a hässlicher Amerikaner, Ausländer", into the Future Pluperfect tense)

    Korean - South - Level 2 (1 year at language school and 1 year in country and still can't read actual Chinese Characters, which educated Koreans use in their high-falutin' newspapers); oh yes, and I was married to one, too.

    Vietnamese - South - Level 3 ('cause I was married to one, maybe?)

    Italian - Level 3 ('cause I was married to one of them too)

    So, Dear Sharkey, thus ends my response to your response.  I'll go ahead and scroll upwards to see if any more responses are necessary to illuminate the Illuminati, so to speak.  As for my various marriages:  Well Sir or Madame, I finally settled on a good ole Oregon Farm Cowgirl who can shoot a .44 magnum better than I can.

    Cheers from Nashville, Music City, USA

    Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder - Bonde
    (Feb 04, 2009 - 15:55)
    I didn't hear anything about the Blond, what's up with dat?  Or Blondie either. Altho I heard on Music Row that Ry and Debbie Harry had a thang ....

    Blind Boys of Alabama - Nobody's Fault But Mine
    (Feb 04, 2009 - 15:54)
    George Bush's theme song, I believe.

    Mich Gerber - Haboob
    (Feb 04, 2009 - 15:38)
    HabooBs?  Hah!  Boobs!.

    Never mind

    I like it anyway even if no boobs.

    Pink Floyd - Pigs (Three Different Ones)
    (Jan 27, 2009 - 12:03)
     Hannio wrote:

    A Viet Nam vet once remarked about how he saw pigs eating barbequed human after a napalm bombing.

    I saw a few Viet Cong after they were napalmed and they were not looking too edible. As for pigs in the I Crops area, we shot them anytime they came near us.  They would trip the trip wires, set off alarm flares, and, yes, eat pieces of napalmed flesh that we had somehow missed with our clean up shovel detail.

    Always a war, isn't there?


    Berlin - The Metro
    (Jan 27, 2009 - 11:59)
     pimpbot5000 wrote:
    Riding on the DC Metro isn't nearly as exciting and upbeat as this song.
    Is this about the DC Metro or the Berlin U-Bahn?  Either one is really pedestrian in excitement.  Now in the old days, the East German Strssenbahn (S-Bahn) was really scary.  The old overhead stations abandoned in the West were creepy, too, except for Mexikoplatz which was full of hippie girls, dope smoke and a fabulous coffee shop and bakery.  All gone now, I suppose, along with the KGB that rode the U-Bahn on the Purple Line past the Zoostrasse platform.

    Radiohead - Karma Police
    (Jan 27, 2009 - 08:54)
     keller1 wrote:

    There will be two moons in the sky before Radiohead belongs in the same league with Beethoven and Coltrane.

    But, wait .. there ARE two moons here.  Oh, sorry, I was channeling John Titor again, again, again, again, again aggggg ...

    Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy
    (Jan 27, 2009 - 07:03)
    Jim Capaldi - RIP my old friend.

    Mich Gerber - Eros
    (Jan 27, 2009 - 06:36)
    It is difficult sometime to appreciate the Double Bass in solo work.  When you think about the mechanics of it, however, it is amazing to me that solo bass work — like solo tuba work — sounds as great as does this album.

    My father, Edwin George "Zebe" Mann, was a Double Bass musician almost all of his life.  He was Principal Bassist of the San Diego Symphony, among other positions.  He received training from Professor Huber of Heidelberg.  My father's students included Red Callendar and Paul Chambers.  I lived with the Double Bass from birth until my father's passing in 1962.  I studied Double Bass with him from the time I was 10 years old; ended up becoming a percussionist, however, for some strange reason.  Maybe that gig I had in 1960 where we had to make the 1812 Overture Cannons boom and the Maestro Meredith Willson directed me to use an old pump 12 gauge shotgun loaded with blanks and a 55-gallon trash barrel.  Sure scared the shit out of me, not to mention the Principal Cello player who was about 20 feet away.  She squealed like a pig, to steal a movie dialog phrase.

    My point is, making music on the upright Double is exceedingly difficult, particularly when playing up in octaves and harmonics.

    Willie and Lobo - Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
    (Jan 26, 2009 - 07:44)
     shevek wrote:

    Absolutely. Make mine a chilled Corona with a slice of lime

    Modela Negra y menudo ... valga mi Dios!

    Timbuk 3 - The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 18:14)
    Ah yes .. a Peeping Tom with X-Ray Eyes.  One of several prayers when I was 14 ...

    The Kinks - 20th Century Man
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 18:08)
     brightshadow wrote:
    One word comes to mind. Liberty.
    One word comes to my mind:  Guns.

    The Bird and the Bee - Preparedness
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 17:56)
     Inamorato wrote:

    Inara George  and Greg Kurstin 


    This is a VERY creepy photo.  You will notice immediately that both of their upraised fingers are pointing to EXACTLY the place on the statue of Robert Kennedy where two, possible three of Sirhan Sirhan's bullets hit his head.  Since they appear to be dressed in clothing appropriate for the Hippie Days of the late 60's, I can only wonder why this conspiracy has not yet come to light.   Suspect a conspiracy.

    Oi Va Voi - Yuri
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 13:01)
     leathepea wrote:
    I am picturing Borat dancing around.

    In that thong-thing bathing suit ... singing "I a Rocket!  DA!"

    Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 12:38)
    The open horns and sax really does it.  There is a guy in Ireland, Maestro Something  (can't recall him name now, darn it) whose specialty is arranging wide-spaced fills like that.  Mr Morrison has collaborated with him several times.  Wonderful sound.

    KT Tunstall - White Bird
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 12:11)
    Hey!  What happened to Excel — what's his name?

    KGB - Call It A Night
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 12:10)
    Best part of this track was at the end when Rebecca said "You're Listening to Radio Paradise .. Bill!  Stop That!  We're on the Air!.

    Mocean Worker - Right Now
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 11:39)
     cutterjudd wrote:
    If the commercial made the band some money then cool.  Thats what its all about.  Would you rather have commercials playing some stupid crap that sounds like background music from a porn flick out of Chatsworth.  Never the less I still enjoy the tune.
    Chatsworth . as in California?  Hey, I was was there.  Give me your visa card number and I'll send you the last couple of vids I did with John Holmes.  Oh wait, he's dead.  Never mind.


    The Dandy Warhols - Godless
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 11:24)
     vandal wrote:

    hey I guess you loved me when
    I gave or when you took something
    it's stranger than it's ever been
    I guess, it's what you wanted

    Yep.  Been there, done that.

    Never Again.


    Thievery Corporation - Sound The Alarm
    (Jan 25, 2009 - 11:06)
     philbertr wrote:

    good observation!  and good question...

    We got him in 1992.  Winchester Model 72 in 30 caliber at 650 meters using a 9 power Unertil stabilized sight and a jacketed hollow-point 225 grain Nosler boat-tail high velocity sniper round.  Hasta la Vista, Baby, see ya around Babylon.  The guy giving interviews to the press these days is a poser out of Langely.

    Joan Osborne - If I Was Your Man
    (Jan 23, 2009 - 07:33)
     rocklandlove wrote:
    Also from RELISH, we need to get "My Right Hand Man," Joan's screaming-hot ode to, um, self-love, on RP!

    Hey!  Damn that Right Hand Man .. he's cheating on me again!  And with a Woman!!!  Well,  I'll fix him ... I'll go steal something over in Iran.  Oh, but wait, that Left Hand is like sooooo strange!  Nevermind.  TMI.


    Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 15:19)
    This is great dancing music too ... and where is Excelsior?

    The Audreys - More To A Sinner
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 15:09)
    Nice pathos wit da yodel, eh?

    Steve Hackett - Prelude In C Min, BWV 999 (Bach)
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 15:08)
    This begs for a longer version.  His fingers definitely have eyes.

    George Winston - Spanish Caravan
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 15:06)
    That whirling sound we hear in the background is Jim spinning in his grave.

    Dr. Didg - Devon
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 11:04)
    Oy!  Outback Walkabout Trance Dance!  Walkabout!

    Benise - Carnaval
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 11:02)
    OK, let's get this issue settled once and for all.  They are not playing a balloon, a whistle or a skinned weasel.  It is an instrument called the "Cloacoa" and is played by alternatively stroking and squeezing with expulsions of air.  So, now that you know .. let's go back and listen to the nice music and close our eyes thinking about those lovely ladies dancing on the Bahia in those minuscule thongs and with those appreciable bronzed bodies ... oh my ghod .. all of that and the Cloacoa too ...

    Edit:  and speaking of the expulsions of air, now there is the digeradoo ...

    Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 08:49)
     quatsch wrote:
    Use the word. Or don't use the word. Fuck this f'ing shit. That's annoying.
    Or as we used it when I was in the Army:

    "Hey! You fucking fuck, what the fuck are you fucking around with? Fuck that fucking shit and get the fuck over here fucking right this fucking instant ya fucking fuck."

    Ah, those Drill Instructor Days at Fort Ord, Kalifornia.

    Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 08:47)

    William Orbit - Water from a Vine Leaf (w/ Beth Orton)
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 08:25)
    You listeners DO know, of course, what that female singer is saying sotto voice, right?  OMG!  And donotunderanycircumstances, play this record backwards or your soul will belong to Miley Cyrus!

    Peter Gabriel - Of These, Hope
    (Jan 21, 2009 - 08:22)
     garthwb wrote:
    Great soundtrack, recently had to get this again after it mysteriously disappeared...

    Lots of conjecture about "what happened".  Some say the Secret Cabal to Crush Christianity, the Gnomes of Zurich, certain members of the Illuminatti, a splinter group of Yasser Arafat for Messiah Nomination, or of course, the International Jewish Conspiracy, the Jesuits (the Black Pope — Boo!); Mel Gibson's ex-wives; al-Quedisilla, and, of course, George Bush.  My two denarii worth is that since it was tied to the movie, it went the way of other movie themes which were good but not great.  However, you never know about those sneaky one-worlders, either.  Whatever, it was a "mystery".  Of course, now, it isn't since I've opined.

    Bering Strait - Porushka-Paranya
    (Jan 07, 2009 - 15:22)
    Woo Hoo!  Hillbilly Siberians!

    Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly
    (Jan 06, 2009 - 17:42)
     Shesdifferent wrote:

    You are kidding right?


    I think he serious ... {#Frustrated}

    Ludovico Einaudi - Primavera
    (Oct 28, 2008 - 13:13)

    Jefferson Airplane - The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil
    (Sep 26, 2008 - 14:11)
    Oh far out man, totally psychodelically groovy man!

    Jefferson Airplane - The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil
    (Sep 26, 2008 - 12:30)
    Oh far out man, totally psychedelically groovy man!

    Michelle Shocked - Anchorage
    (Sep 26, 2008 - 09:38)
    You should have heard her at Tin Pan South .. whoa ... awesome and that's an understatement.

    Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly
    (Sep 26, 2008 - 09:16)
     boober wrote:
    This is Linda-
    Thanks for all your help with your 42 year old son!!
    Well now Hunny-Bunch, your old buddy Misterfixit is derned sorry about that there little Baby-san!  I mean you were 17 and all and I figured you would Take Care of Everything just in case I wasn't shooting Blanks in my old Howitzer of Love.  Well, well, well, Forty-two you say?  Dang that boy is most likely a spittin' image of his old man (especially Down Where it Counts — remember what you said "Oh My God! No Way I Can ......").  Here, now, don't worry about that there Sue-Port and DNA Paternity Testing ... You see, Old Misterfixit got rich after them Army days and thet little fracas over in Veetnam where he got all tangled up in blue.  Yep, Old Misterfixit is ... well .. how should I put this ... REALLY rich.  I do believe that the term is "Obscenely Rich". It is all about buying low and selling high and knowing when to deal, when to pull out (something GB should have learned) and when to do whatever makes ya feel right up in that old thalamouse or whereever in your haid.  Well sure, I still live in a little old double wide out here on the farm in middle Tennessee .. it's a mite bit more homey than the house I growed up in — I got the indoor plumbing, I got the 'lectricity from the T.V.A., don't need the Sweet Water Well any more.  Of course, the 2500 acres do help a bit to keep my privacy, don't ya know — oh, and the guns too ...   OK, sorry for the long story .. just wanted to bring you up to date, don't ya know.  Oh, and five wives too ... well not at the same time (well, ok, number three and four sort of .... uhhhh....  "over-lapped" should I say, but they fixed that with that Writ of Enjoinder or whatever the lawyer boy charged me $10,000 for (guess I shouldna said "lawyer boy" 'cause he's one of them African American guys what graduated from one of them Atmospherically Black Colleges here in Tennessee — the same one I just gave a couple of mil for their new data center ... huummmm "That Lawyer Gentleman" .. OK?).   Anyway back to the Merry Wives of Windsor (Windsor Tennessee, don't ya know not that old england place where they dress in womens clothes and whip each other)   Well, I'm pretty right happy with Old Number Six .. 'course she isn't "old" at all ... met her last year at an Insane Clown Posse concert (you know, the one where the kid on LSD threw himself over the bridge and onto a speeding eighteen wheeler heading West on Interstate 40.  The kid went down I-40 also, but seems he didn't get to Memphis like he wanted to.  Probably saw Elvis though). ANYway, I met this little chickdee .. she was passing around some stuff called exactly? extaly" I don't know —- some modern shit.  Anyway, after we got back to that there Doublewide and made the shingles shake for a few hours (Praise His Holy Name for that Vigary Pill), we decided to get married.  Her momma and daddy said it was OK too and she done promised to finish High School with the GED.  Well, Hunny-Buns, that's about all the news I can bring you up on fer right now.  Anyway, send me your address and I'll get that money man of mine to send ya a check.  Got me a real nice Jewish Boy what takes care of the money investing and all that stuff them folks is so good at.    And the next time you try to put one over on Old Misterfixit (if you have read this far) well, Come On Down ... and drop me another note or three.

    KT Tunstall - Beauty Of Uncertainty
    (Sep 25, 2008 - 10:45)
    Lovely chord changes.  I like this song .. very calming and peaceful ...

    Lucinda Williams - Can't Let Go
    (Sep 25, 2008 - 10:25)
    I know what she means .. I've been shot standing up, been in a train wreck, and been around too derned many drunk men AND women.  Peace I say!  Give me Peace!  Now, let's segue into the drums of Bron-y-aur Stomp ...

    The Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel
    (Sep 25, 2008 - 10:17)
    Damn!  and Double Damn!  You guys are soooooo Cold!  You should see these ladies in concert sometime and listen carefully.  This is some of the purest country music I can imagine and I am a born and bred good ole boy from a tiny "holler" in middle Tennessee.  If ya don't like it, well then hit the mute button.  Musically, listen to the chords and harmony and remember that even IF Ghod kills a kitten each time a singer does the tremolo bit, Ghod squashes a cute, furry little puppy under a Stephen King Driven steam-roller every time someone complains about another artist's performance.

    The Essex Green - Rue De Lis
    (Sep 25, 2008 - 10:11)
     Kishori wrote:

    A Lovely Lady .. and a very well deserved Gong as well!

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hold on to Yourself
    (Sep 02, 2008 - 18:34)
    Tiny razor-sharp and needle-like tentacles slowly crawling up your leg.  Your right leg; entrapped by a fallen timber as you walked alone and tripped in the outback of the truck stop while looking for a quick Cruise Hook Up.  Tiny, creeping, slivers of stainless steel mixed with rusty razor blades and the remains of a box full of used infected scalpel blades smashed down to the ceramic floor scattering shining pain everywhere.  Those tentacles are creeping ever so close to your precious Orbs of Delight, now aren't they?  Oh yes, and how fear causes you to freeze so that even the most minuscule scream cannot escape from your tortured throat.  Yes, Hold On To Yourself.  You are all that is left, now.

    2raumwohnung - 2 von Millionen von Sternen
    (Aug 20, 2008 - 15:15)
     fredriley wrote:
    Sehr gut :o). And a message to all you flamers and trolls: fick auf, scheisskopfen. 7 from the (multilingual) Nottingham jury.
    Ja, Ich Auch .. Ausghesiegnet ..

    Natalie Merchant - Take a Look (live)
    (Aug 04, 2008 - 14:57)
    Lovely keyboard doodles, too.

    Roxy Music - To Turn You On
    (Aug 03, 2008 - 15:33)
    Ok, so he would leave you if ... if   ... if ... come on man , make up your mind!  Geeze Louise, let's have some commitment to your commitments, eh?

    Moby Grape - Hey Grandma
    (Jul 23, 2008 - 08:01)
    They were great while they lasted. The Haight was a tough place for bands back in the day ....

    1. Acid
    2. Egos
    3. Acid
    4. Underage Groupies
    5. Acid
    6. Scheming Managers
    7. Acid
    8. Etcetera
    Carbon Leaf - The War Was In Color
    (Jul 23, 2008 - 07:10)
    Roverfish wrote:
    No doubt someone has posted the YouTube link, but just in case...I find it very powerful.

    My great uncle passed away yesterday, and when I read through his bio this caught my eye: "he was a great guy and a hero at Pork Chop Hill in Korea when he was still a teen." My grandfather drove tanks in northern Africa against Rommel; my father a Marine before he could drink legally; my father-in-law a pilot in Viet Nam.

    Every day I pray my children do not grow up and develop all of these higher order thinking skills only to find themselves pulled into a war of sticks and bones.

    Excellent tune.

    As I pray for my children as well, the oldest of whom returned from Iraq last year with a very different view of the world, indeed. As we sat on the pontoon boat and fished for catfish and drank beer, he said "NOW I know what you were talking about ..."

    Corey Harris - Basehead
    (Jul 21, 2008 - 17:26)
    This should be named "BASSHead" ... great bassline putting down the base ... :-)

    RJD2 - Ghostwriter
    (Jul 20, 2008 - 07:50)
    Got good hooks .. like it ...
    Nitin Sawhney - Mausam
    (Jul 19, 2008 - 11:57)
    She keeps saying "Hey Johnny .. Hey Johnny" ... who is this Johnny anyway?

    Ben Harper - Faded
    (Jul 19, 2008 - 10:31)
    cayenne wrote:

    The stereo outputs on your receiver should be labeled L and R. You'll want to make sure you get the positive and negative correct on both ends, too, or your woofers will throw inward instead of outward. Otherwise, you'd be playing music for the little gnomes* that live in your speaker enclosures, instead of the people in your living room.

    Personally, I don't think the L and R thing matters much unless you listen to classical music. In that case, it would sound like the orchestra seating arrangement was backward.

    *I have gnomes. Don't you all have gnomes?

    I try to blast out the gnomes every so often with Ben Harper or Hound Dog Taylor played at ear bleeding levels. Of course if we still had access to those Infinity Reference Standard V's pushed by a pair of phased TRW 10,000 RMS audio amplifiers (with the new Svetlana Model 4x500 TetRode amplifier tubes usually deployed on ship-borne sonar transmitters).

    But that's neither here nor there now that I wear the latest in digital hearing aids.

    Eva Cassidy - Wade In The Water
    (Jul 19, 2008 - 09:47)
    Her last performance at Blues Alley was .... indescribably wonderful and tragic at the same time.
    Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    (Jul 18, 2008 - 13:20)
    K.D. Lang's version is equally as awesome ...
    Blind Melon - Tones of Home
    (Jul 18, 2008 - 08:43)
    Poor Shannon ... he has flown Home.
    Rolling Stones - Country Honk
    (Jul 17, 2008 - 06:32)
    This is one of a very few Stones' songs which really, really stirs my Southron Pride (that's "American Southerner").

    I can imagine if I close my eyes, a bunch of Good Ole Boys at the local Tobacco Warehouse on Saturday Night, they all get together and start jamming with fiddles, guitars, a couple washtub basses, a couple 'Shine jugs", harmonica, an octarina, and a couple of jaw-harps and kazoos. They are all dressed out in freshly washed and sun-dried out bib overalls. Barefooted, they start the song and then the foot stomp begins. Arms in arm swing around. Joyous natural sounding music .. sure some flat and sharps in there and not everyone is in tune (you know, poor old Jasper caint hear so good after that danged Revenue Officer shot that pistol off next to his head back in forty-three).

    Yes, This track is one of my all all ALL time favorites from the Rolling Stones.

    The Band - The Weight (With The Staples)
    (Jul 16, 2008 - 11:58)
    Ayyi! El Peso Grande mis companeros .. vamos y cantar! El Pueblo Unida y es un Pueblo Sandinistamos!
    The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
    (Jul 15, 2008 - 13:20)
    Thou hast slain me:- villain, take my purse...

    Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine ....

    Dr. John - Honey Dripper
    (Jul 15, 2008 - 11:32)
    Te Vaka - Te Namo
    (Jul 15, 2008 - 11:14)
    peregrin wrote:

    hmmm ... let's see ...
    "Te Vaka is a unique group of twelve musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands, and New Zealand ... "
    ... nope, definitely no African in there ... that's about as Polynesian as they come

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, whatever .. foreigners, anyway. Wonder if HomeLand Security knows about this music? Sounds subversive to me ...
    Susan Tedeschi - You Need to Be With Me
    (Jul 15, 2008 - 09:22)
    Mr and Mrs Trucks are something to see and hear ... wow!
    Bob Dylan - Tombstone Blues
    (Jul 15, 2008 - 06:49)
    Cruithne3753 wrote:
    Wanna buy some mandies, Bob?

    Now there is a nickname not often heard these days ... And I ain't talking about Mandy Rice Davies, either ....

    Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite- Judy Blue Eyes
    (Jul 15, 2008 - 05:42)
    Ahhhhh yes ... the ultimate love song ...

    I love you;

    You love me;

    I am yours;

    You are mine;

    k.d. lang - I Dream of Spring
    (Jul 14, 2008 - 18:55)
    Chi_Guy wrote:


    Too bad Tiny Tim has gone on to Glory. What a perfect duo it would have been ...

    Air - La Femme D'Argent
    (Jul 11, 2008 - 07:10)
    stewliscious wrote:

    ... and suddenly the girl vomits explosively in mid-kiss...

    ... as her writhing body arches backwards in a convulsive Saint Vitus Dance of simultaneous ecstasy and revulsion as she realized that her tongue has been trapped firmly by the razor sharp teeth of a slavering ....
    Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
    (Jul 11, 2008 - 07:00)
    kayaksurf4fun wrote:
    oh my.... 1st jimmy "experience" 1967 Montery Pop Fesival, just return from 1st tour in Vietnam. 1968? all along the watchtower...2nd tour ovr, wounded, sortin it all out in my hed, puffin nd "Experienced"!

    BTDT. Bro' I Corps, Hill 327, HoiAn, etc etc ... bought this album at the PX at Oakland Army Terminal. Wore it out once my Hold Baggage came in and I had a turntable again.
    Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama Out
    (Jul 11, 2008 - 06:49)
    Yikes folks ... all this negative commentary about this group. This is a cute and bouncy tune! Those guitar riffs are pretty interesting too ...

    Lighten up on the Boys, OK?

    Now come over here and give Yo Momma a big Old Fashioned kiss ... you naughty little Bottom You ...

    Ramasutra - Kwaidan
    (Jul 10, 2008 - 06:41)
    Intriguing, fascinating, compelling ...

    Ekova - Siip Siie
    (Jul 10, 2008 - 06:01)
    I find this to be very compelling. I hear her singing "oh momma in September you can take a leap..."

    Maybe it's just me and brain full of mondegreens, but I still like this track.

    Yes - And You And I
    (Jul 04, 2008 - 18:12)
    k.d. lang - Hallelujah
    (Jul 04, 2008 - 15:09)
    Decent cover .. however .. I like totally really want to hear either Avril Lavigne, Pink or Jay Lo do this ...or maybe a quartet of them with Miley and Britney Spears once she's out of the nuthouse> Now that would be something to hear ...

    Toots & The Maytals - Reggae Got Soul
    (Jul 04, 2008 - 11:36)
    Iree! Mon! Coolio! Come down to Anguilla and Rock da Soul!
    Sonny Landreth - Congo Square
    (Jul 01, 2008 - 11:31)
    Oh my, to have been on Congo Square 250 years ago with a DAT Recorder and a return trip ticket on the Time Machine ...

    Big Brother And The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
    (Jul 01, 2008 - 10:49)
    walk wrote:
    nice. album art by R. Crumb?

    Who else?
    Big Brother And The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
    (Jul 01, 2008 - 10:48)
    Misterfixit wrote:
    Oh Janis, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    We miss you.

    Ah, but now that I am old and soon to pass over to the next coil we shall again be united ... I'll bring a bottle of Jack with me, My Dear....
    Patsy Cline - Crazy
    (Jul 01, 2008 - 10:31)
    My mom, dad and granma took me to see her at the Opry .. I was maybe 7 or 8 ... and I was in love from the minute I saw her in her beautiful sequinned cowgirl dress.
    The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
    (Jul 01, 2008 - 10:25)
    Crazy as a coconut

    Nutty as a Fruitcake

    Hello? Polly want a cracker?

    English Beat - Save It for Later
    (Jun 29, 2008 - 07:42)
    Darkmatter wrote:

    Ah, the Cars-soundalikes again!

    All Your Cars Belong to Us!
    John Prine - Please Don't Bury Me
    (Jun 29, 2008 - 07:39)
    Prine fans most likely already know that the Oh Boy Records web site has all kinds of stuff ... JP is local to us here in Musiccity and shows up in places like Costco, Krogers, and so forth. He's a really funny gentleman ... Famous comment when told he was "Crazy as a Loon" He replied "But I can sure sing a tune!, but not too soon ... "
    John Prine - Please Don't Bury Me
    (Jun 29, 2008 - 07:10)
    sutcliff wrote:
    Well done, hot dog bun, my sister's a nun.

    Well Hell, that's a fact, but I won't tell, no sir, even when I'm ringing like a Bell.
    Ledward Kaapana - Radio Hula
    (Jun 29, 2008 - 07:08)
    Ahhhhh reminds me of a week's R&R in Hawaii -- 1968 ... and Don Ho ...too
    Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'
    (Jun 28, 2008 - 18:07)
    Listen carefully to Elga Edmonds' drumming ... you will hear later artists like Meg White; Ted Harvey (of Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers). There is a style which is sort of uncoordinated, sometimes even played while standing up with no bass drum but a deep-tuned tom. The very early recordings were done without a bass drum because the vibration would cause the cutting needle to skip (on the real old acoustic horn recorders of the 1900's to about 1925) Anyway, Interesting differences from the usual.

    The Real Tuesday Weld - I Believe
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 19:21)
    ick wrote:
    Who is "The Real Tuesday Weld"? Does she believe in anything? Methinks she does!

    .... Tuesday Weld .. now there is a name from the past .... fevered wetdreamy kind of teenyboppertightsweater ... hangin' with the leather jacket greasyhair ducktail ciggies in the T-squirts pack .. using every orifice for pleasure and pain whilst her twisted neurons genuflect to a life of horror travail daddyIhateyou and mommydoesn'tcare slutty slut omg yes!
    Tommy James & The Shondells - Hanky Panky
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 11:42)
    tracenik wrote:
    Four questions:

    What the heck is the hanky panky? Is it a dance? A euphemism? Whyyyyyyy?


    Back in the day before 6th graders were taught the joys of perversion by the Left Coast, "Hanky Panky" was french kissing your girl or boy friend; it then probably progressed to "second base".

    In this 21st Century of disgusting Perverted Sexual Connundrums and Frenzied Urgency, it mean, basically, to Fuck.

    Or as Rev Jerry Falwell would put it "DISgusting Filth!"

    Alanis Morissette - Citizen Of The Planet
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 10:29)
    sharkartist wrote:
    Nothing new going on with this woman. She still sounds pissed off.

    Well now, this is somewhat new material. But yes AM is still very bitter and pissed off. Manipulated by a horny bunch of Manager/Handlers to be sure; her youth and naivety preyed upon until the day she was dumped. She is all better now but still wants to let you know just how angry she really is ...

    So, Lani, tell really now, how angry are you?
    Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop (w/ Eric Clapton)
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 07:30)
    EssexTex wrote:
    For the life of me, I can't think what your refer-ing to

    "Scratch Band"? Something like a local to Anguilla type of group with guitar, primitive drum, vocal and maybe a sax .. Anguilla is an island in the West Indies ... expensive ... Cinnamon Reef was a beautiful resort .. pretty much destroyed by Hurricane Luis and others in follow years around 1994.
    Toots & The Maytals - Pressure Drop (w/ Eric Clapton)
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 07:11)
    I heard a Scratch Band play this several times when I lived in Anguilla. Around 1986 I think; the group regularly played at the Cinnamon Reef Resort. I have to tell ya that It was authentic, original, marvelous, great and it wasn't the pina coladas with the umbrellas that me me think so, either.
    Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat Song
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 06:56)
    OMG! The memories! Back when this first came out there was a trend of "calypso shirts" in San Diego ... cut down to the navel with no buttons. In my case, my 12-year old chest looked pretty pathetic, not a hair in sight. Then I jokingly asked by very first Love and Kiss of My Life, to try it on. OMG and she did Right There In Front Of Me! Of course she turned around so all I could see was her back ... and then Turned Around! Ah yes, 12 years old, California, the 50's, This Song .... I met up with her at our 50th year reunion of San Diego High School. When I reminded her she laughed so hard she almost had to change her Depends. Now for you young pups out there, remember to remember those memories when you are old and wrinkled ... that's why we sit around with our eyes half closed and smiling all the time .... :-)

    Beck - Tropicalia
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 06:49)
    Authentic! I hear the Cloacaco played in the background. I've described the Cloacaco before .. a very interesting musical instrument indeed .... capable of all kinds of marvelous sounds ...
    James - Laid
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 06:43)
    kristina_louise wrote:
    "she only comes when she's on top..."

    The important datum here is that she does.
    Jackson Browne & Bonnie Raitt - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
    (Jun 27, 2008 - 06:34)
    WonderLizard wrote:
    This may be the first song, the Jimmie Rogers version, that really grabbed me. I was eight and had a huge crush on Missy Merz. Geez, that was over 50 years ago.

    Sitting down now...

    Hey! Missy Merz is MINE! My hand told me so! oh yeah, that was 50 years ago. Oh well.



    Erin McKeown - Blackbirds
    (Jun 26, 2008 - 20:11)
    This is a very crisp recording. I like it ...
    Santana - No One To Depend On
    (Jun 26, 2008 - 20:05)
    nagsheadlocal wrote:
    I was surprised to hear the same poor stereo separation on this as I remember from high school. Is those one of those albums that has yet to be properly remastered?

    Did you check with your headphones on? I am right now switching between the RP stream and the flac format rip from the CD. Same . Cowbell in the right ear along with lead guitar. Bongos on the left and the rest of the band in the back center right. Drums in the middle back. Ah, now the separation just changed between the flac copy and RP. Maybe a transmission anomaly? Still with headphones it sound very together and not muddled. OK, now I just switched to the Klipsch speaker system using 7.1 sound ... pretty much the same here.

    Beats me, bro ...

    Can't depend upon anything these days ... Nada!



    Natalie Merchant - This House Is On Fire
    (Jun 26, 2008 - 19:37)
    rgrace wrote:


    Cantaloupes by godfrey! Ripe, Round, luscious, heavily ladened Ripe Cantaloupes. Succulent, engorged, throbbing, pulsating, ruby tipped Fruits of Passion filled with Delight and Marvelous Nourishment for both Body and Soul.

    Yes, indeed ...

    Dave Brubeck - Blue Rondo a la Turk
    (Jun 26, 2008 - 19:33)
    I think I mentioned this somewhere way down in this list when I first heard Blue Rondo here. Mr Gene Wright had to borrow my dad's bass when Brubeck et al performed in San Diego in 1960. Seems the bass fiddle didn't make it off the Sante Fe Chief without knocking down the sound peg. Anyway, I was privileged to meet all of the guys and have a ring side seat on the wings of the stage during their performance. I wasn't a jazz fan then (think Elvis) but I WAS a music fan and since my dad was the Secretary of the Musician's Union and played in the Symphony, I enjoyed some wonderful access and memories. The ultimate must have been when I was hired at age 16 as the second percussionist for Meredith Willson's "San Diego Story" with the San Diego Symphony. Next year I went off to the Army.
    Tori Amos - Father Lucifer
    (Jun 26, 2008 - 19:24)
    Wow! First time I've heard this .. delicious lyrics.
    Richie Havens - Here Comes The Sun
    (Jun 18, 2008 - 14:50)
    Pogues - The Sunny Side Of the Street
    (Jun 18, 2008 - 14:50)
    I like this song, except for the usual Irish Pub voice, sort of growling, scratchy, beery, throaty sort of stuff. But then again, what would Irish music be without such?

    James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
    (Jun 18, 2008 - 07:07)
    EssexTex wrote:
    A true God..apart from his music, any man that does loads of coke shoots his wife's fur coats..then runs from the law is ok with me!.....mad as a brush!

    Yas, Yas, Yas .... but now don't forget the great Richard Pryor -- shot his wife's mercedes and them did a whole routine about it and sold a million more records RIP...

    Ray Charles - Night Time is the Right Time
    (Jun 18, 2008 - 06:41)
    Oh goodness!

    They be Significating! Shout it Out Sistahs! Yes, Indeed, Oh Praise His Name! Do thet Lining, sweat that sweet Funk'o'love! Oh yas, yas yas ... here it comes now ... wait for it to come around!

    Wow! Oh Yes!
    2raumwohnung - Ich Weiß Warum
    (Jun 07, 2008 - 21:14)
    Sher Gute! Alles Klar, Herr Kommisar!
    David Bowie - Sound and Vision
    (Jun 07, 2008 - 21:03)
    sabige wrote:

    Nuh-uh... without even doing any research I clearly remember Sheena Easton appearing on Soul Train.

    Yes .. but .. She has a Black name ... so dat make it cool.
    David Bowie - Sound and Vision
    (Jun 07, 2008 - 21:02)
    This is a really seminal work -- not to mention the Bass Line which is awesome .. naturally, considering who the Bassist be.

    Phoebe Snow - Shakey Ground
    (Jun 07, 2008 - 08:00)
    OK Phoebe! She be standing on shakey ground? Naw, naw naw .. I be on shakey ground just hearing her voice ... oh yeah baby gurl ... Uh Huh! Yeah! Fo-get dat repossed old clunkin' ride .. Her be da keys to a brand new spanink Bently Continental ... Yeah Baby ... Now come on over to my crib .. you know, you know .... Uh Huh!


    Oh, we do get carried away ... seems to be the first time I met Ms Snow was around 1976 in D.C. -- playing at the "One Step Down" in Georgetown ... Fine, mighty fine .. you know she sings opera?

    Country Joe & The Fish - Flying High
    (May 28, 2008 - 19:23)
    OMG! We got something to make your trip!

    There I was in San Francisco, October 1968 -- one week before I had stepped off of the Freedom Bird after my first tour in Vietnam. As I am walking down the street in front of the old Fort at the top of Fisherman's Wharf, there were these Hippies sitting and grooving with a gigantic boom box and one of those new-fangled cassettes. Country Joe and the Fish was very loud. After a few smokes of some most excellent green herbal materials, and staring like a bumpkin at some most capacious breasts engorging a tie-died t-shirt, sans the marvelous invention of that Naughty Frenchman Monsieur Brassier, they told me that there would be a concert at the Avalon like next week. Unfortunately by that time I was on my way to Fort Ord so the Army could turn me around and send me back to Vietnam. However, whilst returned to that lovely place, I took with me a number of scurrilous and obvious anti-American commie-pinko-leftie inspired cassettes to be enjoyed during our frequent sojourns hunkered down with my men in the old bunker.

    My Goodness, I sure went down memory lane there ... Love those guys!!!

    Savoy Brown - Train to Nowhere
    (May 25, 2008 - 15:22)
    Herein is awesome percussion .. not a snare in the place.

    Dengue Fever - Seeing Hands
    (May 25, 2008 - 15:21)
    Ai-Guh! Ca'ji-wah, Immnada, Pali-Pali! Idee-wah, ah-no ney, checkie checkie u-gi nummaone yugo peeexxu buyu me MoonDrops Salem ohkey gi giveu sukiefukie numma too?
    Erin McKeown - Blackbirds
    (May 19, 2008 - 07:51)
    optimusprime10 wrote:

    that's exactly why i'm not really into most musicians these days. have some fun with the drunk dude, don't ridicule him. and don't take your lame-ass self or your lame-ass music so seriously, lady!

    Wonder if she would have done the same thing if it had been a Femme?
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
    (May 19, 2008 - 07:48)
    OK, now this is very scary: As this was playing, the Radio Paradise server blew up .. well not literally .. but YKWIM.


    Lyle Lovett - Bears
    (May 10, 2008 - 07:16)
    Lyle is a very complex person.
    The Waifs - Crazy Train
    (May 07, 2008 - 11:48)
    Now you KNOW that those hippies are just plain nekkid as jaybirds in that cover picture.

    Kirsty MacColl - In These Shoes?
    (May 07, 2008 - 06:09)
    Bizzarefall wrote:
    Who will dance with me?
    This song makes me want to wear the little black dress and really high heels...

    OMG ... Me Two!
    Rolling Stones - Sweet Virginia
    (May 07, 2008 - 06:05)
    physicsgenius wrote:
    Mick couldn't come out of the bathroom, or at least open the door, before recording the vocals?

    This was mastered way before digital, of course; sounds like they used a 4-track system and the vocal mics were dropped a tad bit. If you wanted to you could pull up the vocals and boost them, but who knows where the master is these days. Important, sacred, stuff is lost everyday by incompetent Keepers. NASA has managed to loose all kinds of original stuff from the moon missions; thousands of motion picture masters have been lost or neglected to the point of destruction; indeed thousands of films are no longer existent. Unique recordings made in the 1920's and 30's are long gone, as are thousands of 78 rpm symphonic pieces.

    The permanence of recording media is a real problem.

    Remember that when you create something -- even if it is your baby's first words -- preserve the media for future generations. My first words and that of my mother and father were recorded in 1944 on a home disk recorder which cut a plastic 7 inch 78 rpm record. I remember hearing it when I was about 10 years old. It is long gone and how I wish I could play it for my grandchildren.

    Be careful out there!
    The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    (May 07, 2008 - 05:48)
    Sad and tragic story of the War of Northern Aggression.
    Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
    (May 07, 2008 - 05:43)
    alph wrote:
    "His hair was perfect." Effing hilarious. How can you dislike this song?

    And all this time I thought it was "his hair was purple"

    Well, either way it works for me.

    Talking Heads - Heaven
    (May 06, 2008 - 09:17)
    Lovely Bass work ...
    Eels - Novocaine for the Soul
    (May 04, 2008 - 16:03)
    Sounds like there is some influence from Sublime ...
    RJD2 - Smoke and Mirrors
    (Apr 28, 2008 - 06:41)
    OK, we ran that reverse loop here in the lab. It's a high speed ascii data burst slowed to 25%; it holds the results of the coming election as recorded by John Titor when he Traveled Back ...
    Hot Tuna - Candy Man
    (Apr 27, 2008 - 14:37)
    I watched Pappa John do his stuff in Washington DC around 1967 .. amazing to say the least.

    RIP Pappa John Creech!
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
    (Apr 27, 2008 - 12:43)
    Doesn't get much better than this.

    SRV Lives!

    The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
    (Apr 27, 2008 - 12:02)
    gillicious wrote:
    Has anybody seen the music video for this?
    Full frontal nudity. Male and female.
    Both shocking and refreshing at the same time :)

    Yes, indeed .. but what is shocking is the "banality" of the girl's movement. She walks around nekkid (as we say in the south), pauses in front of two guys on the couch ... then wanders around some more.

    I think the video is trying to present some kind of a thought, but the only word I can come up with is "Banal".

    Very effective, in any event and I love this cut.

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hold on to Yourself
    (Apr 26, 2008 - 18:20)
    Creepy, very creepy.

    It's an eight,
    Don't take a date,
    with girl name Kate;
    You'll no skate
    when she is Late;
    Get your cafe au'lait
    and Take your crate
    and Find a mate
    Maybe Sharon Tate
    Oh, Too Late....

    Pink Floyd - Fearless
    (Apr 24, 2008 - 17:03)
    12-string + PF = 10+
    Camper Van Beethoven - Pictures Of Matchstick Men
    (Apr 23, 2008 - 15:20)
    I hear some White Stripes
    Nancy Sinatra - Summer Wine (w/ Lee Hazlewood)
    (Apr 23, 2008 - 14:48)
    Hummmmm ... spurs and wine ... very kinky, particularly with her made for walking boots.

    Plus the James Bond theme in the background.
    Fleetwood Mac - Bleed to Love Her
    (Apr 22, 2008 - 14:07)
    Wondering if olde Stevie is still taking her Coke via ye olde back door.....
    Nena - 99 Luftballons
    (Apr 22, 2008 - 13:01)
    I was in Germany (with the 8th Infantry) when this came out. It was one of a very very few foreign language songs played on Armed Forces Radio & TV Service. AFRTS was treaty -bound by "host country" rules to play only English language songs. Except when the song was also a hit in the USA. At the time "everyone" was marveling that a Peacenik song was being played by the US Military.

    Wilco - Walken
    (Apr 19, 2008 - 10:46)
    Reminds me of a young Maria Muldar and Jim Kweskin's Jug Band.
    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    (Apr 19, 2008 - 10:38)
    (click here)

    Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera
    (Apr 10, 2008 - 12:22)
    Jeeze Louise!

    What's with all the hostility? This isn't some alt.assholes.spew.spew.spew unmoderated bunch ...

    Lest we forget, the French were by our sides in 1776. Sure, since then we have been up and down, just like old friends are wont to be.

    Good Night.

    Air - Left Bank
    (Apr 08, 2008 - 17:49)
    themotion wrote:

    heh ... orchestrating a pocket symphony

    Perhaps inflated?
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Please Read The Letter
    (Apr 04, 2008 - 13:58)
    Bill, if you fail to follow this one by "The Letter" by the BoxTops you will receive a letter about it.
    Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home
    (Apr 03, 2008 - 09:25)
    Question Mark and the Mysterians Live on ...
    Tim Buckley - Buzzin Fly
    (Apr 02, 2008 - 07:36)
    Tim and his son Jeff ... tragic lives, indeed
    Donovan - Please Don't Bend
    (Apr 02, 2008 - 07:34)
    Donovan is a very accomplished guitarist, both acoustic and electric. This is a very cool piece ...

    Thanks Bill and Rebecca!

    Joy Of Cooking - Brownsville/Mockingbird
    (Apr 01, 2008 - 14:26)
    Pianist Toni Brown and guitarist Terry Garthwaite were pioneers as female band leaders. Joy of Cooking was such a fun group! Those boys and girls sure knew how to party.
    Joe Ely - Gallo del Cielo
    (Apr 01, 2008 - 14:06)
    Followed by Cheech and Chong's version of Humo en la agua
    Little Feat - Down On The Farm
    (Apr 01, 2008 - 14:05)
    What now, Linda-Lou?

    Los Incas - El Condor Pasa
    (Mar 31, 2008 - 17:07)
    Jelani wrote:
    i'd rather be a hammer than a nail?....

    Depends upon whether you are a top or a bottom, I should think.
    XTC - Greenman
    (Mar 26, 2008 - 13:21)
    What a lovely surprise! The dulcet sounds of the Double Contrabass Sarousphone. Honk!

    Honk if you love the Basement Scale!
    Neil Young - Like A Hurricane
    (Mar 25, 2008 - 14:33)
    More_Cowbell wrote:
    This sounds like he is playing a pushed air organ, not electronic. Great sound!

    1890's pedal pump reed organ.
    Savoy Brown - Train to Nowhere
    (Mar 23, 2008 - 14:54)
    CCinSB wrote:

    yep! the good ol days

    And WHFS in Bethesda, Maryland -- 102.5 FM -- Damien, Cerphe, Et Al.

    Ruined, destroyed, and debased by the Big Radio Suits.
    Patty Griffin - Little God
    (Mar 19, 2008 - 15:35)
    ad4tise wrote:
    What do you mean it can't be bought? Please elaborate. What can you trade for this. Is this on a CD? Can an entire CD be traded?

    Silver Bell was intended to be Patty Griffin's third album, but went unreleased by A&M Records, which scrapped its 2000 release after being bought by Interscope. Griffin has re-recorded songs from the album for later releases (such as "Making Pies" on 1000 Kisses, and "Mother of God," "Standing," and "Top of the World" on Impossible Dream), and others have been covered by the Dixie Chicks and The Wreckers. Copies of Silver Bell have leaked out, and can be acquired via the "B&P" (Blanks & Postage) method on message boards.

    A&M dropped Patty's contract after Silver Bell, and she was picked up by Dave Matthews' ATO Records.

    "Blanks and Postage" mean that you find a usenet news group devoted to her, or another similiar internet place. You make arrangements with someone to send them a blank CD and a buck for postage. It is customary (in the sub-rosa world of "locating unreleased stuff") to make a donation to a worthy music-related cause in the amount you would have paid for a commercial CD. For example, you might find someone to do this Blank and Postage deal for you and then you might turn around and make a $15.00 donation to Radio Paradise.

    PS: I am not a facilitator or participant in any of these Blanks and Postage arrangement. For my opinion of Music Row Suits you'll have to get me drunk.

    Big Daddy - Money For Nothing
    (Mar 18, 2008 - 12:42)

    The Byrds - So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
    (Mar 15, 2008 - 12:23)
    randerson wrote:
    Yes this is a good song, I like the Byrds. But the screaming girls could have been removed, it is rather annoying :)

    Bit 'o Trivia .. the screeeeeeming track was made at an Elvis concert some 5 years before.
    Ben Harper - Faded
    (Mar 15, 2008 - 11:27)
    1wolfy wrote:
    I like the sound of this. Interesting production. The vocals reach out on top of the track

    Must have had a fairly proficient guy on the Board ....

    Kroke - Usual Happiness
    (Mar 15, 2008 - 11:08)
    Very interesting! Modern chamber music ... sounds European ...
    Pink Floyd - Money
    (Mar 08, 2008 - 09:27)
    cleverguy wrote:

    I am a professional musician and this song clearly starts out in 7/8 time, much like Peter Gabriel's Games without Frontiers.

    I'm not saying it's impossible to have 21/16 time, but it's unlikely.

    So am I and I was attempting to be amusing.

    I failed.

    Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
    (Feb 13, 2008 - 13:49)
    "Oh No! What I Do?"

    Tracy Chapman - All That You Have Is Your Soul
    (Jan 27, 2008 - 15:20)
    Interesting comparison between Elizabeth Cotten and Chapman. Cotten gave a performance at Ford's Theater in Washington, DC in 1966 which had the same kind of soulful and moving slow-tempo ballads. I was sitting in the front row and her presence was awe-inspiring. Never mind Chapman's narrow vocal range; Chapman's music is heartfelt.

    Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    (Jan 27, 2008 - 08:53)
    An Icon.
    Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
    (Jan 26, 2008 - 15:13)
    EssexTex wrote:
    I know I keep saying this but, the girl vocalist's voice is so good she makes my eyes water


    Merry Clayton's voice must be heard in person to really "hear" it. Her vocal range and breath control .... well, Pavarotti would have wept.

    Plus she is a delightful and lovely lady. Not pretentious at all and thanks her Higher Power for everything.

    Phish - Dirt
    (Jan 23, 2008 - 17:27)
    Golly gee whizz folks .. this is a delightful ballad .... what's NOT to like???
    Christians & Lions - Skinny Fists
    (Jan 23, 2008 - 17:25)
    DoctorHooey wrote:
    I really like this song, especially that acoustic picking in the beginning. I like the journey it takes, even through Beatles country and back again. Really cool.

    R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth
    (Jan 23, 2008 - 17:21)
    David Bowie's bass player sounds ...

    Wonder if Dan Rather is still wondering what the frequency was and who the hell was Kenneth??
    Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
    (Jan 23, 2008 - 17:01)
    "Sympathy for the Devil"
    Mick Jagger's mad, erudite incantation strutted '60s rock toward the dark side of history.

    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    By Douglas Cruickshank

    Jan. 14, 2002 | While the Beatles dominated pop in the 1960s, their music was nearly devoid of one vital element: darkness. At a time when authentic blues was still relatively unknown (and also not widely available) to most white kids, those who craved the seductive complexities of the dark side turned to the Rolling Stones. And nothing more vividly illuminated the group's supposed affinity for Lucifer than "Sympathy for the Devil," their anthem-cum-incantation in the form of a taunting cultural fable. It was the first cut on the A side of "Beggar's Banquet" -- which now, 33 years later, still stands as not only one of the Stones' finest albums, but one of the best rock records ever made.

    Released on Dec. 5, 1968, "Beggar's Banquet" came out just 10 days after the Beatles' White Album, and a year and a day before the Stones' notorious free concert at Altamont Speedway in Livermore, Calif. (Contrary to popular legend, "Sympathy for the Devil" was not the song being played when a young man was killed at the free concert. The band was knocking out "Under My Thumb" when 18-year-old Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death by a member of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club. Several Web sites reference Don McLean's allusion to this incident in deconstructions of his song "American Pie": "Oh, and as I watched him on the stage/My hands were clenched in fists of rage/No angel born in Hell/Could break that Satan's spell.")

    The Stones have made plenty of mistakes over the years ("Their Satanic Majesties Request"), but producing a rock opera wasn't one of them. Though "Sympathy for the Devil" is embedded with enough historical and philosophical scope to seem like the opening act to a drama of operatic dimensions, they wisely kept it to a concise six minutes and 22 seconds. In interviews, Mick Jagger -- who wrote "Sympathy" ("I wrote it as sort of like a Bob Dylan song") without his usual writing partner, Keith Richards -- has said he was concerned at the time about the potential for the lyrics to come off as pretentious and the band to be "skewered on the altar of pop culture." So when Richards suggested changing the rhythm, Jagger agreed and as the band worked (and worked and worked) on the piece, it ended up as a samba, which Jagger has called "hypnotic" and Richards referred to as "mad."

    Jagger, a voracious reader and history buff, claimed he was influenced in writing "Sympathy" by Baudelaire. But he was also, as others have pointed out, clearly under the spell of Mikhail Bulgakov's classic allegorical novel of good and evil, "The Master and Margarita." Of course Jagger was even more clearly under the spell of the 1960s, a time when -- for many -- heaven and hell seemed to have come to earth in the most lucid terms.

    The song's opening -- "Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste" -- parallels the beginning of Bulgakov's novel, in which a sophisticated stranger, who turns out to be Satan, introduces himself to two gentlemen sitting in a Moscow park as they're discussing whether Jesus existed or not. ("'Please excuse me,' he said, speaking correctly, but with a foreign accent, 'for presuming to speak to you without an introduction.'") The song then references Christ and the story of Pontius Pilate, which the novel takes up in its second chapter. Before moving on to the Russian Revolution, the song's narrator, Lucifer, acknowledges that his listeners are mystified -- "But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game" -- just as, in "The Master and Margarita," one of the men approached by Satan in the park thinks to himself, "What the devil is he after?"

    In the lyrics for "Sympathy," Jagger's narrator jumps from making "damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed fate" to St. Petersburg, "When I saw it was time for a change," and kills "the Czar and his ministers." Curiously (or not so curiously, given Jagger's penchant for reading history), the only other allusion in the song to Russia's dark past is an odd one: "Anastasia screamed in vain" -- a reference to the youngest daughter of the czar who was murdered with the rest of the Romanov royal family. For most of the 20th century Anastasia was an almost mythological figure, thanks to the specious claims that she alone had survived the murders.

    But more interesting than what appear to be direct correlations between the book and the song is how Jagger and the Stones, drawing on numerous influences, Bulgakov's novel apparently among them, managed -- in a rock song -- to address serious, even profound, ideas to a samba beat without turning the whole affair into an exercise in dull earnestness. On the contrary, "Sympathy" sounds like a party and works so well, on multiple levels, because its lyrics evoke more than they spell out, while the music not only has an infectious rhythm, it features ingenious layering of sound and background vocals that build to an irresistible, kick-ass tribal hootenanny. Those "woo woos," by the way, which provide a self-deprecating, cartoonish poke at the song's spookiness, while adding to the chanting-around-the-bonfire nature of the music, were provided by the four demons themselves, along with two members of the Stones' 1968 coven -- Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithfull -- and the album's producer, Jimmy Miller.

    In writing the song, Jagger used words with impressive economy. He cites Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate, the czar, Anastasia, the blitzkrieg (World War II), the Kennedys and the city of Bombay and mentions Lucifer by name (just once) and in so doing creates a deep, amplified portrait of a world torn by religion, war, assassination and confusion where "Every cop is a criminal/And all the sinners saints." Threaded throughout are taunts from the teasing narrator -- the traditional demon trickster -- trying to get the listener to speak his name: "Hope you guess my name," "Tell me, baby, what's my name?" "Tell me, sweetie, what's my name?" And -- at the very pinnacle of the Flower Power era, remember -- he then turns on his starry-eyed audience and tells them that they, in league with him, are to blame for the deaths of the '60s most promising political leaders.

    But lest you think Jagger simply mixed up some brainy lyrics and threw them into a recording studio with his talented, stoned friends, take a look sometime at the strange little cinematic time capsule "One Plus One," a documentary on the recording of "Sympathy for the Devil" (among many other things). The film, which has been distributed in two versions, was directed by Jean-Luc Godard, and it's had a tempestuous history, which I won't go into here except to say that one version, known by the same title as the song, is not Godard's cut. That's the version generally available in the U.S. Anyway, whichever version you view, you'll see the Stones as they work with meticulous attention to detail to record the tracks and build the elaborate song.

    Not surprisingly, given its distinctive sound and eternal-hot-button subject matter, "Sympathy" has taken on a life of its own (and isn't that just what that doggone devil would want?). It's been recorded by Bryan Ferry, Guns 'n' Roses, Natalie Merchant, Jane's Addiction, the Hampton String Quartet, the band Laibach (which devoted an entire album to different versions of the song) and, believe it or don't, the London Symphony Orchestra. It's worth pointing out that Rolling Stone magazine's take, in its review of Ferry's cover of the song ("'Sympathy' has always been recorded with, if not seriousness, at least earnestness"), is dismissive of both the Stones' version and Jagger's lyrics, which Rolling Stone called "slightly corny, vaguely ridiculous."

    On the other hand, just last month Ron Rosenbaum wrote an article in the New York Observer in which he extols Jagger's abilities as a lyricist and specifically mentions "Sympathy for the Devil": "And let's not forget," Rosenbaum writes, "at this particular moment, that he's one of the rare rock songwriters who has addressed the question of evil and apocalypse in a sophisticated way." Rosenbaum goes on at some length to praise the singer's "beautiful use of incantation ... a lovely word for a special kind of vocal recurrence, one that combines overtones of prayer, magic, spell casting ... a kind of vocal voodoo."

    The song's title continues to have almost iconic status and gets all manner of uses. It has been appropriated for a computer game ("Sympathy for the Devil: The War in Russia, 1942-43") and is tiresomely used whenever possible to headline stories about Jagger's marital woes and paternity suits or anytime bad behavior is the subject. For example, these, all of which appeared in the New York Post: "Jagger's Ex Has Sympathy for the Devil," "No Sympathy for Devils" and "Sympathy for the Devil: Why Bill Is No Hypocrite" (an article by P.J O'Rourke). To this day, "Sympathy" is widely discussed online on sites like the Christian Music Forum and referenced in treatises on the devil, such as John P. Sisk's paper, "The Necessary Devil" in First Things: A Journal of Religion and Public Life.

    Jagger concedes that the song may have been something of an inspiration for all the '70s and '80s heavy metal bands that flirted with Satanism, but in interviews he's repeatedly distanced the Stones from any of it. In an exchange with Creem magazine, he said, ", I thought it was a really odd thing, because it was only one song, after all. It wasn't like it was a whole album, with lots of occult signs on the back. People seemed to embrace the image so readily, it has carried all the way over into heavy metal bands today. Especially in the sense of the fact that I have been a practicing Christian all of my life! People will see the worst when all we are is attempting to open their eyes to evil!"

    Regardless of, or maybe because of, the swath it has cut, "Sympathy for the Devil," as good art often does, continues to resonate at least as strongly today as it did when it was first created. Woo woo.

    Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
    (Jan 23, 2008 - 17:00)
    Sympathy For The Devil

    Please allow me to introduce myself

    I'm a man of wealth and taste

    I've been around for a long, long year

    Stole many a man's soul and faith

    And I was 'round when Jesus Christ

    Had his moment of doubt and pain

    Made damn sure that Pilate

    Washed his hands and sealed his fate

    Pleased to meet you

    Hope you guess my name

    But what's puzzling you

    Is the nature of my game

    I stuck around St. Petersberg

    When I saw it was a time for a change

    Killed the Czar and his ministers

    Anastasia screamed in vain

    I rode a tank

    Held a general's rank

    When the Blitzkrieg raged

    And the bodies stank

    Pleased to meet you

    Hope you guess my name, oh yeah

    What's puzzling you

    Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

    I watched with glee

    While your kings and queens

    Fought for ten decades

    For the gods they made

    I shouted out

    "Who killed the Kennedys?"

    When after all

    It was you and me

    Let me please introduce myself

    I'm a man of wealth and taste

    And I laid traps for troubadors

    Who get killed before they reached Bombay

    Pleased to meet you

    Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

    But what's puzzling you

    Is the nature of my game, oh yeah, get down, baby

    Pleased to meet you

    Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

    But what's confusing you

    Is just the nature of my game

    Just as every cop is a criminal

    And all the sinners saints

    As heads is tails

    Just call me Lucifer

    'Cause I'm in need of some restraint

    So if you meet me

    Have some courtesy

    Have some sympathy, and some taste

    Use all your well-learned politesse

    Or I'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah

    Pleased to meet you

    Hope you guessed my name, um yeah

    But what's puzzling you

    Is the nature of my game, um baby, get down

    Woo, who

    Oh yeah, get on down

    Oh yeah

    Oh yeah!

    Tell me baby, what's my name

    Tell me honey, baby guess my name

    Tell me baby, what's my name

    I tell you one time, yes, I'm to blame

    Ooo, who

    Ooo, who

    Ooo, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Oh, yeah

    What's my name

    Tell me, baby, what's my name

    Tell me, sweetie, what's my name

    Evil is my Game oh yeah The Only Game

    Woo, who

    Oh yeah, get on down

    Oh yeah

    Oh yeah!

    What's my name

    Tell me, baby, what's my name

    Tell me, honey, there's only one way

    On our knees and folded hands, its the way

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Ooo, who, who

    Oh, yeah

    Count Basie - Jumpin' at the Woodside
    (Jan 23, 2008 - 16:32)
    Now here is some personal recollection ... I was about 10 or 11 and my dad took me to see The Count at the old "Egyptian Theater" in San Diego. My dad was the Secretary Treasurer for the Musician's Union (Local 325) and he and the business agent, "Humpy" Aldrige got a free invite, of course. He had a couple of other tickets and brought me and one of Humpy's kids along.

    Anyway, I was astonished by the music. of course, I had heard Count Basie on the radio and on records, but this was live!

    This was in 1956 if I recall correctly, and segregation ruled in the rest of the country, but there and then the audience that night was all mixed together .. and everyone was jumping and jiving.


    The Stone Roses - Waterfall
    (Jan 20, 2008 - 18:04)
    Speaking of Mondegreens .. I thought he was singing "SHE's a waterfall" which made me wonder if this was perhaps one of those kinky urolagnia rifs from the old 70's glamrockers?

    The Derek Trucks Band - Crow Jane
    (Jan 20, 2008 - 16:43)
    * Derek Trucks: guitars, dobro
    * Yonrico Scott: drums, percussion, vocal
    * Todd Smallie: bass, vocal
    * Kofi Burbridge: organ, piano, clavinet, flute, vocal
    * Mike Mattison: vocals
    * Count M'Butu: percussion, vocal

    The Verve - Blue
    (Jan 20, 2008 - 08:26)
    This track has a lot of similarities with the group "Wig". I have what I think is the one and only Wig promotional CD ... wall of guitar sort of sound. Like it.
    Carbon Leaf - The War Was In Color
    (Jan 16, 2008 - 09:01)
    Poignant ....


    Niyaz - Nahan (The Hidden)
    (Jan 16, 2008 - 07:01)
    Sounds a bit like "Ah Donut ... I moan-ah ..."

    But it's very nice.

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
    (Jan 12, 2008 - 13:46)
    T Bone Burnett produced the album, too. This really stands out. Excellllllllent!
    Beck - Qué Onda Guero
    (Jan 11, 2008 - 11:52)
    Oye Chica! Vamos vatos!
    Michelle Shocked - Secret to a Long Life
    (Jan 10, 2008 - 14:00)
    The cover photo is great -- but I really prefer the one where the cop has her by the adenoids.
    Jess Klein - Soda Water
    (Jan 10, 2008 - 05:42)
    horstman wrote:
    . . . my name is Talking Tina and I don't like you.

    My name is talking Tina and I'm going to kill you.

    My Tina is a killer and it's talking to you
    Medeski, Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skulls
    (Jan 07, 2008 - 13:19)
    Killer Clowns From Outer Space!

    Patty Griffin - Little God
    (Jan 07, 2008 - 07:06)
    Great writing and voice.

    The Atlantic suits screwed her over big time, but she is recovering. Beware of addresses on Music Row West in Nash-vile ...

    Asian Dub Foundation - 1000 Mirrors (w/ Sinead O Connor)
    (Jan 07, 2008 - 07:03)

    Sounds like a burlap sack full of cats after being tossed into the middle of a pack of Ghetto Pit Bulls ....

    Rosanne Cash - Radio Operator
    (Jan 02, 2008 - 16:16)
    cutterjudd wrote:

    Her late father...was'nt he a radio operator in the Air Force....the late Johnny Cash.

    Johnny and I talked about his military "career" one time back around 1995. Mr Cash was a Morse Code Intercept Operator for the US Air Force Security Service. He told me that the recruiter and testing people told him he had a "musical ear" -- meaning that he could learn Morse Code easily. I mentioned that from my time in the military I learned that musicians are the best Morse Code operators.

    Anyway, I think we can assume that there is a lot in this song about Johnny Cash from the perspective of his daughter.

    R.E.M. - Orange Crush
    (Jan 01, 2008 - 17:27)
    pianocomposer wrote:

    "I got my orange crush" refers to agent orange, a toxic chemical first used in the Viet Nam war. (click here)

    I'm not really sure if this is a protest song, considering it was written a good 15 or 20 years after that war ended. But there was a problem with veterans receiving benefits from the US gov't b/c of neurological problems with being exposed to agent orange. That may have been topical in the news when Stipes et al wrote this song.

    "Coming in fast" seems to refer to the C123 and C130 aircraft which sprayed the shit at low levels. We usually saw them and pulled out our ponchos (rubberized rain cape) over us . unless, of course, there was somebody out there watching for us to pull the capes and then start their shit.

    The wop wop wop noise towards the end sounds like the unique sound of the UH1E Huey helicopter. That sound will give ANY Vietnam Vet flashbacks, to be sure. There's no equivalent all-encompassing fear, hate, loathing, terror, tragedy, delight, thankfulness, last living sound, to compare with the wop wop wop of the Huey.

    Sorry gang, I do go on.

    Suffice it to say that the lickspittle scum bureaucrats at the Veterans Administration have done their best to deny benefits to hundreds of thousands of us who were exposed and still have the after effects. Children, too, with various birth defects, spinal bifida and so forth.

    Damned if that song didn't get me cranked up ... Happy New Year Robert MacNamara and all of your little men, next time you can fight your OWN little war in Veetnam ....

    Paul Brady - The World Is What You Make It
    (Jan 01, 2008 - 17:20)
    You should hear Jeffery Steele do this .... not that Paul Brady isn't excellent ...

    The Beatles - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    (Dec 30, 2007 - 15:44)
    So, just how fat WAS she?
    James Blunt - Same Mistake
    (Dec 30, 2007 - 15:23)
    Is this ANOTHER one of those "my mommie and daddie were bad to me so I'll show them, I'll cut myself" songs?


    Find a Group.

    Bonobo - Nitelight
    (Dec 26, 2007 - 18:14)
    That intro is straight out of "Sally, Go 'round the Roses"


    Feist - Mushaboom
    (Dec 26, 2007 - 18:07)
    Let it Die, Please
    Loreena McKennitt - The Gates of Istanbul
    (Dec 19, 2007 - 11:36)
    Hannio wrote:

    A hairy gypsy?

    If a female member of The Traveling People (The Rom, रोमानी), perhaps yes, depending on her musical abilities with the Har'uun-abash (Japanese: Sakuhachi).

    Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
    (Dec 18, 2007 - 07:49)
    Ah, the voices of dissonance;

    Blister in the sun?

    Nah, this is a gigantic, swollen, pulsating, agonizing pus-filled noissome carbuncle on the ass of the world....

    Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg - The Power Of Gold
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 16:20)
    Rest in Peace, Dan ... you are an Icon ...

    Metric - Rock Me Now
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 15:36)
    FlamingLotus wrote:
    On the cover, are those balloons or nooses?

    This sounds like Blondie & Suzanne Vega's illegitimate love child. (No offense... to Suzanne!)

    Blondie and Suzy? OMG! Say it Ain't So! All my fantasies gone now, crushed, smashed, eliminated ... deflated ...

    Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 07:28)
    Poor lady is a train wreck now ... but back in the day, she could sing. Don't know if she has hit bottom yet, but maybe someday she will recover. And remember, fellow musicians, lest you be the first one to throw stones, etc....

    Devo - Beautiful World
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 07:15)
    Do I detect a bit of sarcasm in this song, eh?

    Marvelous Devo work ...

    Buddy Holly - Rave On
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 06:59)
    Here's Buddy's bass player, Joe B. Mauldin, at our Christmas party this year. His wife Jane on the left, my wife Diane on the right ....Joe B is plain and simple a great guy!

    (click here)
    Ben Harper - Gather 'Round The Stone
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 06:49)
    This sounds like it might be something to play on the 13 days of Kwanzaa

    Maybe, perhaps, somehow?

    The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 06:30)
    Moi Oci on the left-most hand clap track ... well, OK, you may genuflect to my hands, have your peeps call my peeps, OK?

    Led Zeppelin - That's the Way (live)
    (Dec 17, 2007 - 05:52)
    If you don't at least have a tear in your eye when this song plays, you have no soul.
    The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
    (Dec 16, 2007 - 18:40)
    Ah yes, "tales of drunkenness and cruelty ...." Well, I did the drunkenness bit but never cruel ... women are too wonderful to be cruel to them!
    Talking Heads - Heaven
    (Dec 16, 2007 - 18:35)
    Awesome bass line ...
    Youngbloods - Get Together
    (Dec 16, 2007 - 18:03)
    Yay! Hippies ... Make Love Not War .. Hey Hey LBJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?, Ho Ho Ho Chi Mihn Peace Now! Far Out ... Free Love ... Yippies No Bras Love-in's Be-in's Drive-in's Ironed Hair afroed hair sandals leather communes herpes
    ZZ Top - Heard It On The X
    (Dec 13, 2007 - 15:35)
    Monkeysdad wrote:

    (I so don't miss songs that were interrupted for track changes, nor having to stop by the local 7-11 for yet another pack of matches to wedge under the cassette to keep it playing after someone nicked the previous one to light a doob or cig!)

    Ford Pinto with the optional 4-speed and V8 ... 8-tracks rulez!

    Eight & A Half Souvenirs - Sharp Dressed Man
    (Dec 13, 2007 - 15:34)
    With a couple more tattoos that gal on the cover would be an Amy Winehouse twin ... Huuummmm, maybe with some more crack breath too ... other than that ... this swing version is -- "inventive" ...

    Nat King Cole - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
    (Dec 13, 2007 - 15:32)
    Mr Cole is one of those artists whose music will live forever. Marvelous voice.
    Electric Light Orchestra - From The Sun To The World (Boogie No. 1)
    (Dec 12, 2007 - 04:55)
    Very inventive symphonic sort of thing. Reminds me of Rhapsody in Blue. I'll bet Gershwin received the same kind of comments. Oh, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring -- folks not only walked out of the premiere performance but they rioted in the aisles.

    To each his own .. every cat has his rat, etc.

    The Melodians - Rivers of Babylon
    (Dec 04, 2007 - 14:17)
    Sublime did it better, I think, but as far as I am concerned ANY version of this is OK with me.

    There is just something ... can't quite put my finger on it (much less a barre) that makes this song and melody hit me where I live.

    I play this a lot on my office 12 and usually get my office mates to sing along. Last Christmas, as I recall, we went on with it for some 20 minutes. There were some wet eyes at the end, to be sure ....

    Olivia Ruiz - J'traîne des pieds
    (Dec 03, 2007 - 11:26)
    stinkycheese wrote:
    I'm a sucker for these sweet-sounding French babes.

    Once upon a time I was, also. She ripped out my heart, stomped on it until it was a brutalized shadow of itself and returned to Montreal with all of my 78 rpm records of Bill Halley and the Comets.

    et Voila!

    Roy Rogers - Swamp Dream
    (Dec 03, 2007 - 09:13)
    Now there is some slide work. Wonder if he's listened to Sonny Landreth? I like this track -- its rough in places, but that's ok for me.

    It was good for me ... was it good for you?

    Banco de Gaia - Harvey and the Old Ones (Single Mix)
    (Dec 02, 2007 - 13:58)
    What's he saying?

    "Sack a Tacka Wacka B'Sacka"?

    Hey, I GOT your Sacka Tacka right here buddy, Swinging!
    John Fogerty - River is Waiting
    (Dec 02, 2007 - 10:09)
    John really has that distinctive voice which makes the song. Just as long as you don't ask him about the time he got his tractor stuck in the stream on his Split Log Road farm ...
    Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
    (Dec 01, 2007 - 18:28)
    Back around 1986 or so there was a Scratch Band that played at various places on the island of Anguilla and this was one of their very best. They could go on for about 30 minutes with this song and hardly take a breath. Took a couple of beers, however, but they rocked. I seem to recall that one of the musicians is now the Prime Minister of the Island ...

    Charlie Musselwhite - River Hip Mama
    (Dec 01, 2007 - 17:42)
    Jelani wrote:
    This is "Cheap Sunglasses" right?

    Nope, they are Bausch and Lomb with 18K frames and polarizing filters
    Charlie Musselwhite - River Hip Mama
    (Dec 01, 2007 - 17:39)
    Charles has a great drummer on this cut.

    Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
    (Dec 01, 2007 - 16:17)
    Few know this bit of trivia, but this was the popular song in the USA which featured the South American Cloaca in the entry bars. That "eep-eep" sound is one of the many sounds of the very versatile Cloaca.
    It's A Beautiful Day - White Bird
    (Dec 01, 2007 - 15:27)
    We miss you Pattie! RIP Lovely Lady.
    The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
    (Nov 30, 2007 - 16:29)
    Dave_Mack wrote:
    I still really like this one. Cool video too.

    I couldn't really figure out the "direction" on the video. So there are these two guys sitting on a couch and this naked girl walks around and they don't see her?

    I love the Dandy Warhols, but the video seems somewhat tepid.

    Love the lyrics, however ...

    Boston Pops Orchestra - William Tell (Overture)
    (Nov 30, 2007 - 16:26)
    Now let's follow this up with the original Superman Theme ....

    Jimi Hendrix - Rainy Day, Dream Away
    (Nov 27, 2007 - 16:03)
    Who's on keyboards? Kooper?
    The Ocean Blue - Sunshower
    (Nov 25, 2007 - 16:53)
    OMG this is horrible. Is he singing the karaoke version? I've heard better at the Wild Horse Saloon on Friday's "Vandy Girls Sing-along Night"
    The Decemberists - The Perfect Crime #2
    (Nov 25, 2007 - 15:55)
    Predictable tempo and chords. Usual sliding into the note vocalizations with nasal repetitions.

    Other than that, OK

    Yoshida Brothers - Overland Blues
    (Nov 25, 2007 - 11:01)
    Really clever! Samisen, Sakuhachi, well, very inventive. I vote for this one! "Joto, Ni? Su-ba'ra'Shi, desuka!"
    Olivia Ruiz - J'traîne des pieds
    (Nov 24, 2007 - 11:21)
    pannaramma wrote:
    It's not the French that I mind, it's the little French chipmunk singing in the background that bothers me.

    That's not a chipmunk -- it is a rather obscure South American instrument called "La Cloacoa" Pronounced "La Cloacoa". It is a percussive tubular instrument which may be squeezed to provide sounds by means of expanding gases, and also tapped or struck to provide a kind of flatulent sound.
    Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
    (Nov 22, 2007 - 12:26)
    Yeah, that was Tolerable!

    Not proud, not tired, sing it this time with four-part harmony ....

    Wait a minute, it's coming around ......


    Mark Knopfler - He's The Man
    (Nov 20, 2007 - 15:10)
    Dave_Mack wrote:
    Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.

    Take one digital loop; run 100x times; change pitch, do same; print master; spend money.

    Teddybears - Punkrocker (w/ Iggy Pop)
    (Nov 20, 2007 - 15:09)
    I keep hearing "I'm a FuddRucker, Yes I AM"

    My ears: Too damned much rock and writhe

    Bendeniz - Kirmizi Biber
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 17:26)
    You know, that cover drawing would get her and her whole band beheaded in the Saud. Well, maybe not beheaded .. flogged and their hands cut off perhaps after praying for the Mercy of Allah.
    Willie and Lobo - Turkish Dessert
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 17:22)

    Mark-Almond - The City
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 17:13)
    ktnsb wrote:

    Them's the ones! Did you hear they were both recently assaulted? Edgar even got smoked. This world is nuts.

    You can say that again! Everything got real squirrelly after that, especially when they were accused of dropping their nuts at that pole-dancer's place. And then there was the Walnut problem ... but never mind.
    Madeleine Peyroux - Blue Alert
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 17:10)
    Zweiblumen wrote:
    Crossing my fingers and hoping that this gets followed up with Blue Angel....

    Me two ...

    She may be a nut-case, but she sure can sing ...

    Rilo Kiley - Close Call
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 17:08)
    laozilover wrote:
    I think I see why....

    Well at least she has her drawers on .. unlike the Britster ...
    Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 14:11)
    Rafter101 wrote:

    During a dance, making out in the corner of Emerson Junior High, sweaty polyster shirt stuck to the equally sweaty polyester dress of Kathy Jasselle...listening to this song...

    Thanks for the memories Bill!

    OMG! Kathy! No Way Dude! She was Mine Dude ... all right, I'll meet you after school behind the gym, man .....
    Edwin Starr - War
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 13:11)
    Oh Yeah, always a great song. We had a guy in our detachment when I was in I Corps who would get those dinky little 3" reel-to-reel tapes from home almost everyday. His girl would record off of .45 records using the mike. Anyway, when this one arrived we were all like "Fucking A Dude!" (Except that we actually didn't use those words in that day -- it was probably something like "Oh, Far Out Man, Right On!"

    Anyway, we hooked that speaker up to the mike of our Radio Set, Battalion, AN/GRC9A, put the mode switch into "AM" instead of "CW" -- and blasted that out with about 1000 watts over the whole of I Corps.

    On the Division's command frequency.

    A couple of days later the usual unit finks would come around and say stuff like "Have you hear that New War Record that was on AFVN (Armed Forces Vietnam Radio) - wow! wonder where I can find a copy of it?".

    Heh, well WE commo folks knew that it was never on AFVN -- matter of fact it was banned in the PX too -- so we knew that the questioner was one of the colonels narcs.

    Anyway, every so often we would let go with another "broadcast" ... but things got busy there after and the guy with the tape recorder went back to CONUS in a bag. So, that was that. Other than that, I will always remember this tune.

    And everything he sings about is right on, brother, right on. If you don't believe me, I'll show you my DD Form 214.

    Radio Citizen (feat. Bajka) - The Hop
    (Nov 18, 2007 - 12:25)
    Bleyfusz wrote:
    I'm not even sure it's a guitar, but I'm with you.

    Not a guitar, BTW. It is a Cloacanica, a very rare type of tubular device which when twisted makes sounds which remind one of the phrase "Twist you cat" (or "Twist Your cat"; or "Twist, You Cat", etc.)

    Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
    (Nov 16, 2007 - 14:46)
    Now how did Bill know to follow Loreena with this?


    I'm thinking after this some Katmandu or some Road to Marrikesh
    Loreena McKennitt - Kecharitomene
    (Nov 16, 2007 - 14:44)
    Waybo wrote:
    This celtic/middle-eastern-influenced new-age world music crap sucks. Maybe if I was a warrior 500 years ago the night before invading a new land, I might be in the right mood for this, but then again probably not.

    Ah, Zep now on...feel much better. Maybe the previous song was there just to cleanse the palette.

    Yeah, but I'd have to smoke up some of that righteous Ganja those warriors toked on before the battle. And then some oreos and some White Castle Little Burgers and some RC Cola with rum and and and ..

    Heck with it .. I'll just settle for Loreena ....

    David Bowie - Heroes (single mix)
    (Nov 16, 2007 - 14:09)
    This has one of the greatest bass lines which ever walked it's way across the page.
    Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
    (Nov 16, 2007 - 06:44)
    Hearing this come around again I had a flashback to 1960 (I think) and I took my lovely April (of the Red Hair and million Angel Kisses Freckles) to see Elvis in concert. My old 1950 Kaiser Traveller sedan with the Continental Red Seal straight six engine and three-on-the-tree gear shift. Afterwards, sitting in the car with April next to me, I licked her tears from her face and gently hugged her .. knowing full well that her closed eyes were seeing Elvis.

    But that was OK with me, I loved her and she loved me and everything was just all right.

    Paul Simon - Graceland
    (Nov 16, 2007 - 06:38)

    The Essex Green - Rue De Lis
    (Nov 15, 2007 - 11:45)
    ThePoose wrote:

    Il chante un passage en français: Rue de lis (or Lily Street in English.)

    Naw .. he is saying "I went down on Ruta Lee"


    Stevie Wonder - Superstition
    (Nov 15, 2007 - 10:43)
    (click here)

    Let's get funky now ...

    Rickie Lee Jones - Jolie Jolie
    (Nov 15, 2007 - 10:32)
    Odyzzeuz wrote:

    Yeah, well I'd lick her adenoids.

    Afro Celt Sound System - Onwards
    (Nov 15, 2007 - 08:40)
    ndad47 wrote:
    i see myself on a mesa in the desert playing a flute listening to this song. i just have a light cloth around my waist. the wind is slightly blowing against the cloth.-excuse me i need to go take my medication and return to the real world

    As the flute lightly calls out "Yoo Hoo -- Boo Hoo", I creep slowly up the side of the mesa and gaze at the mystical sight of a strange living meat sack wearing only a diaper; windy flatulence fluttering the ocher buttcrack flap. And the flute continues to trill. Swiftly, I approach the flautist as he/she deterministically purses full lips upon the silver SakuHachi.

    I quickly channel Avril and Pink and Yoko and Bette .....
    Red Guitar - California
    (Nov 15, 2007 - 08:32)
    Idaho songs?

    How about some Manitoba songs.

    "Well I gotta Manitoba phobia;
    Keep me outta that place,
    I'm with my dog name of ace;
    He's on My Space .. yeah, that place;

    Manitoba Phobia .. it so mobia, Yeah!
    We got them Be Goods,
    We got them Boyz n' da' Hoodz,
    We aint seen no Manitobia
    So I gotta phobia


    Queen - Keep Yourself Alive
    (Nov 15, 2007 - 08:25)
    siandbeth wrote:

    Well, I saw GunsNRoses open for The Cult, and Judas Priest open for UFO. In the little ole Santa Cruz Civic, no less! When you get back from your walk I have a lovely letter from my granddaughter to share with you.

    Oh yeah? Oh Yeah? Well I saw Patsy Cline open for Hank Williams at the Ryman .. so there.

    Walker? who needs one .. I got my zero-turn radius Medicare Scooter from WlMart. Now get outta my way!
    The Ditty Bops - Ooh La La
    (Nov 15, 2007 - 07:35)
    This really grows on me ... love to listen and then close my eyes and start up that old fashioned movie machine.

    My closed eyelids a personal Imax screen ... the flickering, gritty, grainy, eight millimeter hand held home made movie starts ... oh yeah, baby, yeah ....

    oh my god .. no, wait! stop! It's Amy and Amanda and they are naked and they are ... OMG! Ewwwwwwwww

    Quick find me a Scissor Sisters Album!

    Gay or not, they have a great sound in spite of that spoiled oyster imagery.

    Art of Noise - Peter Gunn
    (Nov 14, 2007 - 11:50)
    I love the effect of having the Chipmunks and the Ewoks do the harmony singing.


    Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
    (Nov 14, 2007 - 06:54)
    Not to say all other LZ tracks are not "10"'s .. but this track is the Paradigm, the ur-Quelle, the Nexus, the Navel of the World, The One and Only One, the Primacy, the Nonpareil ... etc.

    Grateful Dead - Althea
    (Nov 13, 2007 - 18:56)
    Always makes me think of poor Althea Leisure, dead wife of Larry Flynt.
    Jeff Beck - Rollin' And Tumblin'
    (Nov 13, 2007 - 18:23)
    FilmSurgeon wrote:

    Speaking of covers (of an entirely different sort), anyone have any insight as to what the two hands on the cover might be communicating? Gang sign, shave the carrot, brought to you by the letter "A", just changed my oil?

    The hands of a hard working share cropper. Very similar to how I remember the hands of my father some 50 years ago. Trying to pick the cotton stickers out of his fingers and then vainly trying to clean his nails of the cotton seed oil.
    Pink Floyd - Money
    (Nov 13, 2007 - 17:55)
    keller1 wrote:

    Try the guitar runs in Times Like These by the Foo Fighters. There's some 7s for ya.

    No debate that Money is a great tune. Gave it the standard 3 that I give to any piece I've heard more than 1,000 times.

    21/16 time, actually ... But still great

    Koop - Koop Island Blues (w/ Ane Brun)
    (Nov 13, 2007 - 16:34)
    Verpeiler wrote:

    That was Eva Braun, and no, she killed herself in 1945.

    I thought that old Adolfo plugged her and then plugged himself. Maybe not, all those Nazi's in the last days of the Gotterdamnerung were taking cyanide or sniffing zykon B, or shooting themselves in the mouth and then had to be finished off by some faithful to the end Aide'd'coup'de grace.

    The Bad Plus - Flim
    (Nov 13, 2007 - 14:20)
    huebdoo wrote:
    Oh MY GOD that drumming is sick ... You have to wonder how much red bull one must drink to reach that level ...

    Who is the drummer from this band? OH MY!!!

    Dave King, the Percussionist.

    Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler
    (Nov 13, 2007 - 14:16)
    thewiseking wrote:

    silly. this knucklehead probably believed the Paul is Dead rumors back in the day.

    Yeah, I know ... it's difficult being a knucklehead, I played that damned album backwards a zillion times back in the day when you were a wet spot on the tip of your daddies' dicks and NEVER once got to see the Devil, didn't feel like cutting myself, doing some erotic asphyxiation or even reading some lines of Sylvia Plath.

    Just a knucklehead, yep, that's moi oci.

    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
    (Nov 12, 2007 - 12:57)
    Ah yes, one eye is taken for an eye ....

    Lovely song and commentary on Those Bad Times.

    Revenge, retribution, fear, loathing, hate and love.

    Pretty basic stuff.
    ZZ Top - Heard It On The X
    (Nov 12, 2007 - 06:03)
    redtex wrote:

    Nova...okay, really my brother's Nova.

    Hah! in my Very Own Chevy Vega with the optional 4-speed and small block V8. Boogie! 8-Track with four -- count'em FOUR speakers!
    Eight & A Half Souvenirs - Sharp Dressed Man
    (Nov 12, 2007 - 06:00)
    Great group but ZZ Top is rolling around writhing in agony.
    Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
    (Nov 11, 2007 - 16:38)
    driver8 wrote:

    Ah,. now THOSE were the days, eh? Put that M115 on the road to the ville, crank up that AFRVN, yank back on that Ma Duece handle, put 'em on rock and roll and waste sum dinks!


    Some of the happiest days of my life there bro ... and some of the saddest too

    Air - Once Upon a Time
    (Nov 11, 2007 - 10:40)
    Yikes! Check out them baskets! David "The Donk" Cassidy and Susan Dey eat your hearts out!
    The Audreys - Oh Honey
    (Nov 11, 2007 - 09:43)
    Oh honey don't you do that thing
    Oh honey don't you do that thing to me, that thing to me
    Oh don't you do that thing to me
    Please don't do that thing you do to me

    The question which I have is "What Thing". OMG! The mind revels in the possibilities of what is "that thing".

    Meanwhile, let's not do that that thing.
    Nitin Sawhney - Mausam
    (Nov 10, 2007 - 18:46)
    Dat chick sounds hot ...

    is she saying "Hey Johnnie, yang my wannie"?

    I don't know but she's hot

    Beat Farmers - Reason to Believe
    (Nov 10, 2007 - 17:39)
    Between the Beater and Mojo Nixon (both of whom I have witnessed in action several times) I would hard pressed to choose which is the moby-est.
    Eva Cassidy - Wade In The Water
    (Nov 10, 2007 - 16:30)
    I prefer The Chambers Brothers' version, but this is nice and gritty .... RIP Eva!
    Enya - Orinoco Flow
    (Nov 10, 2007 - 16:20)
    Ah, Eithne Patricia. 'tis a voice gift by God you know.!
    Metric - Rock Me Now
    (Nov 03, 2007 - 07:34)
    siandbeth wrote:
    Nimoy could handle the high background.

    Chris Rock could do this too .... oh yeah ...
    Neil Young - Sugar Mountain
    (Nov 02, 2007 - 07:14)
    Zep wrote:

    How'd you like to be the chump at the end who ruins a perfectly good close by coughing up a loogie?

    Yes indeed .. if I had been mixing the final that would have gone away. It's a no-brainer even in the old analog days. Suspect that was not a Loogie but a deep hit from a doobie.

    Ekova - Siip Siie
    (Nov 01, 2007 - 16:13)
    OK Folks. Enough comments about what you "think" this is.

    I went ahead and bought the CD and then put in on our tracer box and played everything backwards with a full twist left-wards.

    Guess what?

    It is NOT a artificial language made up at all.

    However, now that I have heard what the Message is, I cannot(!) -- nay -- shall not(!) -- reveal the Importance of The Message.

    It's a Tuesday Weld thing.

    Oooooohhhhhoooommmmmmmm Pad me knee Hummer.
    The Real Tuesday Weld - Turn on the Sun Again
    (Nov 01, 2007 - 16:05)
    CafeRacer wrote:

    Didn't I see that written on the bathroom wall of the Vesuvio Cafe next door to City Lights in SF? If not, maybe it should be....

    If you did then I wrote it there. This really was a momentary stream of consciousness scribble from me, myself, and moi oci ....

    Gomez - Up on Cripple Creek
    (Oct 31, 2007 - 18:08)
    xkolibuul wrote:
    Mister fixit has apparently been hanging out with Mr. Spaz.

    Gomez was not meant to be a cover band, but this is sounding better as it goes along. And it is NOTHING like the original.

    OK, OK, for the sake of peaceful coexistence, I'll remove some of my commentary iconography.


    Air - La Femme D'Argent
    (Oct 30, 2007 - 18:04)
    handsomened wrote:

    Heh! Sex?

    That would be a "Chub" or a "Chubby".

    A Fatty is an over-filled hand rolled herbaceous material which is smoked. Actually, there is one group of "fatty users" who insert the fatty into the rectum, since the absorption rate via the membranes of the colon allow a more rapid entry into the blood stream than via the lungs.

    But, I digress.


    Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
    (Oct 30, 2007 - 15:10)
    On_The_Beach wrote:

    If you think sex with 13-year-olds is OK (cousin or not), then that's your opinion, and you're entitled to it.
    I happen to think it's indefensible, so call me a prude.

    Well, OK, then .. BTW my Grandmother married at age 13, birthed 16 children, 9 surviving. She and my grandfather celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary in 1948 and received a telegram from President Truman. She was the traveling mid-wife and health nurse in the Hollars of middle Tennessee for many years prior to World War Two.

    But of course that was an earlier day in the South.

    It seems to me that only in countries with Caucasian Anglo Saxons do folks become concerned about sex, marriage and/or pregnancy of children, or rather teenage females.

    It is statistically correct that among African-American families, the average generational span is 13 years ... that means 13 year old mothers, 26 year old grandmothers, 39 year old great grand mothers, and so on. All on welfare, of course.

    It is also pretty accurate that among the lowest classes of White people in the USA, the same lowered age of first birthing is seen. Your average white trash girl of 14 is most likely already a mother or mother to be.

    There is very little -- if any -- comment about the males who impregnate these females. Matter of fact, "Baby Daddies" in the black ghetto are held in high esteem for the number of different girls they impregnate. One expression frequently heard in the Black community is "Old Enough to Bleed, Old Enough to Breed"

    Other countries, particularly India and the Middle East, but also Latin America and some areas of Africa, consider a female to be marriageable as soon as the first menses begin -- which in the tropical regions can be as young as 10 years old. What of the men, usually aged over 30, who marry these girls? What of the many Latino immigrant families right here in the Nashville area which have mothers who are 14 or 15 and whose husbands are in their 30's. There have been several cases in the local courts where NeoCon prosecutors have attempted to persecute husbands whose wives were under the age of 18, even though they appeared to be happily married, with children attending school, and with all the trappings of a new immigrant family making their homes in the land of golden sidewalks. Same thing with some Somalia families here with child-bride wives of 13 or 14 who were arrested by the Truant Officer ....

    Of course, some of those countries, specifically the Moslems, carve away the labia majoria and the clitoris, usually using unsterilized knives or pieces of "holy glass". Interesting that those so-called religious folks don't worry about the emotional effect on the victims. But, wait, they don't consider females to be humans, now do they.

    Religious zealotry aside, I am infinitely more outraged over the treatment of children as sex-slaves and as targets of religious mutilation than the latest ululations over Dakota Fanning's imaginary rape scene.

    The point of this whole exercise is that everyone has their own perception. I agree with you that sexual activities between a child and an adult are indefensible. There is no debate about that. Likewise, the fact that Jerry Lee Lewis most likely took advantage of a naive and silly girl who was at that time emotionally immature but physically mature was also indefensible. However, at the end of the day, everything worked out between them, presumably. One can't speak to the amount of screwed up baggage Myrna must still carry, however. Only she can say one way or the other.

    So you see, we are both on the same sheet of music here, I just choose to look at all shades of gray instead of only black and white.



    Gomez - Up on Cripple Creek
    (Oct 30, 2007 - 14:36)

    The Worst I have Ever Heard on R.P.

    The End

    The Pretenders - The Wait
    (Oct 29, 2007 - 15:25)
    Anyone else hear Falco or maybe Falco was Channelling Chris? This also has those great bass runs ... I like this very much.

    Thanks Bill for the Pretenders Run!

    Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
    (Oct 29, 2007 - 06:52)
    Mindscrape wrote:

    It doesn't matter as long as you like the sound, but yes, it is a guy.

    He's on Helium
    Pink Floyd - Free Four
    (Oct 26, 2007 - 16:53)
    For the bass riffs see Norman Greenbaum's "Sprit in the Sky".
    Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
    (Oct 26, 2007 - 16:41)
    DoctorHooey wrote:

    In the second solo section? Sounds to me like an organ put thru a fuzzbox. There's an alto sax in the background, but I'm pretty sure that out-front solo instrument is not a sax.

    I'm listening some more and now it is sounding like an Oboe with a cracked double reed.

    Anyway, it is classic and I love it.

    Janis Joplin - Get It While You Can
    (Oct 25, 2007 - 18:10)
    Every time I hear Janis Joplin I have chills up and down my spine. My God, what an incredible and awesome performer! I saw her only once -- it was mind bending. With her death, self-inflicted via the usual devices of alcohol, drugs and burning the candle at both ends, the world -- yes The World -- lost a great voice and wonderful personality.

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
    (Oct 25, 2007 - 11:24)
    Very Interesting:


    Cyril Pahinui - Panini Pua Kea
    (Oct 25, 2007 - 09:53)
    Love that 12-string .... Slack is Da Bomb!
    Poe - Hey Pretty (Spoken Version)
    (Oct 24, 2007 - 15:43)
    Disgusting filth! Obscene prurient and loathesome! My Goodness, what if there were Children Listening!!!???

    Oh, wait there were children listening -- they said "what is he saying? That's like totally retarded...."

    Anyway, I give the spoken version a "1" ... the musical version is pretty OK, but still not up there with Rod Stewart recording his underage French girlfriend's orgasms for a certain album which is not sold in the USA.

    Acoustic Junction - Every Heart
    (Oct 24, 2007 - 06:19)
    randy912000 wrote:
    A local performing artist by the name of Ralph Gallina used to use this song as a theme. He then, for some bizarre reason set himself on fire. RIP Ralph.

    Not so bizarre .. that was his Final Performance, nes'pas?
    Patty Griffin - Sweet Lorraine
    (Oct 24, 2007 - 06:18)
    Is she nekkid in that pickture?

    Yee Ha! More Cowbell!
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance
    (Oct 21, 2007 - 18:30)
    Wow ... you guys are cold.
    Tracy Chapman - Mountain O' Things
    (Oct 21, 2007 - 18:20)
    siandbeth wrote:

    I think this might be true. Many of the artists that are on RP, that are women, are often commented upon regarding their looks. I've seen comments like "Oh, yes, let me be your sweaterhook/teacup/morning sunrise" or a picture will be posted with comments like "you could make ME be your sunshine". Yep, as a female, it's gets annoying. Fast. I work in tech support and help people around the globe. Women are still called "girls" and I'm often quizzed about my technical skills.

    My time in the US Army included the integration of "female troops" and the disestablishment of the old Women's Army Corps. That was around 1974. Many of my people were women and the senior officers would always come sniffing around "to review the mission" if the weather was hot and we were all wearing our t-shirts. They must have found something attractive in an olive drab t-shirt soaked with sweat as they watched the "females" put up our antenna systems. I know it pissed me off to no end but I can't imagine how it made the soldiers feel. And speaking of technical skills .. all of my best high speed Morse operators were women. The best of the best had a degree in music .. so it must be something about that combination.

    Manu Chao - Rainin in Paradize
    (Oct 21, 2007 - 18:10)
    Kokoloco53 wrote:
    So who's spinning the LP's this morning? What happened to the old indie and good music that we used to hear on this station more often?

    Who's spinning this morning? Not you -- not then, not now, not ever. The End.
    Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
    (Oct 21, 2007 - 18:08)
    ThirdRail_33 wrote:
    One of the most lovely vocal duet pieces ever. Regrettably, I just heard it butchered at a "Celtic Woman" concert.

    "Celtic Woman" concert? OMG already I am smelling hairy armpits and thinking "Scissor Sisters".
    Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
    (Oct 21, 2007 - 18:05)
    Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
    Dude....what is it that you're fixin' that you can spend 26K on a record? Horse races? Can you teach me?

    I really dislike it when Mick tries to sing with an American accent. Quite ridiculous really. I like this song though, except for that.

    Horse races? Ewwwww ... poor things little things all skinny and eating styrofoam and then hurling. Oh and the horses too poor dobbin, lose the race and he's off to France for lunch meat.

    Money? It's ephemeral "neither gold or silver compares to the slightest touch of a lover's hand ..."
    Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse
    (Oct 21, 2007 - 17:56)
    That lovely female backup singer is either Leslie Duncan or Yvonne Elliman .. they've both got the pipes for that great sound!

    Which one?

    The Waifs - Crazy Train
    (Oct 20, 2007 - 06:51)
    Close your eyes ... imagine an old 78 rpm record sitting on the table of a wind-up Grammofone. It is hot as heck outside, the flies are buzzing around .. It is going to be at least another year before the TVA gets the electricity lines into the village in the Holler where you sharecrop some 'Bacca ..... Now listen to this great rocking Hill Billy Song.

    Yee Hah!

    Sinéad O'Connor - Downpressor Man
    (Oct 20, 2007 - 06:36)
    smdeeg wrote:

    Yo bruh ... maybe you should put the pint down long enough to figure out who you want to bash. VeganMilitia made a comment about the song title. Tried, with some success, to explain the use of "Downpressor". Your anger should be directed at bokey.

    That said, I'll give you 6/10 on the funny meter.

    Good version of the song. Solid 7

    " ... anger ..." ? Hah, Last time I was angry was in 1968 when a Viet Cong B40 rocket attack woke me up in the middle of a marvelous wet dream which had a cast of hundreds.

    Anyway, does she still have a Baldy?

    Animals - House of the Rising Sun
    (Oct 20, 2007 - 06:28)
    Hilton Valentine somehow found "The Magic Chord".

    Jump Little Children - Cathedrals
    (Oct 20, 2007 - 06:19)
    John Lennon is turning over in his grave.
    10,000 Maniacs - Because The Night
    (Oct 18, 2007 - 07:26)
    Where is Patti Smith when we need her?

    Iron & Wine - Lovesong of the Buzzard
    (Oct 17, 2007 - 14:16)
    That puppy looks like one of Michael Vick's rejects.
    Wolfsheim - In Time
    (Oct 17, 2007 - 08:09)
    You sure this isn't Paul Oakenfold?
    Golden Smog - Lost Love
    (Oct 17, 2007 - 08:00)
    Now that is one Kinky Cover illustration. Naughty Gurl! Quickly Igor! Hand me the Leather Whip of Discipline and Humiliation!
    Chris Whitley - To Joy (Revolution of the Innocents)
    (Oct 16, 2007 - 15:03)
    Hey! He's doing a cover of Loreena McK doing a cover of Lighting Hopkins ... with a couple of Middle Eastern noisemakers tossed in.


    Los Lobos - Bertha
    (Oct 16, 2007 - 14:53)
    drummer needs to get his timing fixed. other than that very minor objection this is a great cover. Los Lobos are always A1 in my book anyway ... rock on ,,,
    Santana - Soul Sacrifice
    (Oct 12, 2007 - 16:20)
    Definitely the Looooooooong version ....
    Thomas Newman - Still Dead
    (Oct 11, 2007 - 11:23)
    horstman wrote:

    Girls with cigarettes aren't even worth one look!!!

    That's a young Stockard Channing on the left.
    OSI - Once
    (Oct 11, 2007 - 07:26)
    sstepak wrote:

    Bush and his administration think that visiting those "hard workin' folks" Iraq fits in with Labor Day. Digging ditches, fixing network servers,prepping food in a fast food joint and getting blown to bits by and IED in a firefight. Same thing to them.

    Here it is again! and again and again! "You've got some words of your own ..." Must Not Channel Sirhanx2 again! Must tune into Jeedger Hoover and Secret Government of Illuminati HIdden Underneath Entry Plaque of Denver Internaltional Airport ... Yes, yes! Receiving ON! Jay Edgar Lives! Honorary EffBeeEye Agent Elvis Reporting! What's that you say, Wear A Dress Too???? OMG! Yes yes !

    Señor Coconut - Humo En El Agua (Smoke on The Water)
    (Oct 04, 2007 - 06:44)
    Hola! I want hair and a mustache like he has! And his shirt, too ....

    This is a "Ten" for Chutzpah ...
    Galactic - Bongo Joe
    (Oct 04, 2007 - 06:41)
    Sounds like she either had a whole LOT of orgasms or once plus a tape loop. Anyway, clever .... kind of like that Rod Stewart song where the French girl is saying ... well, never mind.
    Christians & Lions - Skinny Fists
    (Oct 04, 2007 - 06:28)
    Nice Herb Alpert solo there .... but they need more Cowbell!
    Tracy Chapman - New Beginning
    (Oct 01, 2007 - 07:33)
    Wishful thinking song ...

    Cracker - Sidi Ifni
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 16:37)
    Note: This is not the same as Uncle Kracker who was just arrested here in Nashville for vile acts down on Printer's Alley and 2d Avenue.
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 16:28)
    tony620d wrote:
    his sound is lifted directly from luther allison. maybe he deserved to loose his own rights because they were never fully his to begin with ??

    Yes, I've heard that too. Luther played a lot of music which he inherited one way or the other. Like Hound Dog Taylor, Luther was simply a great Bluesman who played what he felt like needed playing and added his own unique style to it. Same-o with R.L. Burnside and his Toasting.

    No musician deserves to lose rights to their artistry. Luther was repaid in ways other than financial to be sure.

    Matter of fact the most wonderful payment Luther Allison could have possible received was when he and his son Bernard were on stage together some three months before Luther's death (and he knew then that he was dying of cancer and that this would be his last big concert) and Luther and his son jammed together.

    Bernard ad-libbed the line "And I want to be a blues player like my daddy ..." That pretty much brought the house down and Alligator captured it too.

    And remember that they are ALL up there in Musician's Heaven playing in the most monster jam of Bluesmen you can imagine. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to die so I can hear them all again.

    Charlie Musselwhite - Everybody Loves Me
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 16:20)
    Sonny Landreth on Slide
    Phish - Back on the Train
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 16:08)
    These guys were great -- I would love to see them live again and all together. Don't think that is in the cards, however. Damned Shame

    Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 16:00)
    wish wrote:


    You wish ....
    Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 15:59)
    drtjdel wrote:

    YOU spent 26K for a FRIGGIN RECORD??

    Sure, why not? I can't take it with me, that's for sure. It's just green pieces of paper with some old white slave holder's picture on it, anyway.
    Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forward
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 15:29)
    Question for the Brits ... what area of the country does his accent show? Is it peculiar to Barking or is it simply a eastern London?

    Many thanks

    Sinéad O'Connor - The Emperor's New Clothes
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 14:47)
    Quite a bit of Avril La-V but Old Baldy came first ...
    Sinéad O'Connor - The Emperor's New Clothes
    (Sep 29, 2007 - 14:45)
    has she ever grown any hair back?
    Oi Va Voi - Yuri
    (Sep 28, 2007 - 06:58)
    donnyballgame wrote:

    Sputnik?! Is that you? It's been a long time.

    And Captain of Space Comrade Yuri Gragarin! Lest we forget him. And Laika, the "Lucky Dog" .. lest we forget her ....

    The Pretenders - The Wait
    (Sep 28, 2007 - 06:33)
    There is definitely some Falco in this cut ...

    Calexico - Crystal Frontier (Widescreen)
    (Sep 28, 2007 - 06:27)
    ThePoose wrote:
    Q: What's the opposite of Calexico?

    A: Mexicali.

    Both are towns in the Southwest.

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Get Down Moses
    (Sep 28, 2007 - 06:08)
    Oh Dear Friend Joe, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
    (Sep 27, 2007 - 13:49)
    OMG! I would simply LOVE to hear Pink and Avril duo do this ... awesome!
    Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
    (Sep 27, 2007 - 13:21)
    Who in the HELL is playing drums???

    Manu Chao - Rainin in Paradize
    (Sep 27, 2007 - 13:09)
    SpamNRice wrote:
    So... how many times were you at the midnight showing with your squirt gun, newspaper...? For me? Many showings at "The Varsity" in U-City Missoura... Does anyone know if this is still wandering the midnight movie circuit...? Good times!

    The Show is still out there. It's Midnight at the Belmont Theater in Nashville. All Virgins are, of course, welcomed with a very Transforming Experience.

    Imagine popular country comedian Jeff Foxworthy in high heels and fishnets.
    If that image is a little too "intense" for you, you may not want to read the
    rest of...

    by Twentieth Century Foxworthy

    ...you spend $50 per month on rice, and you can't stand the taste of the stuff

    ...you shout out AP lines during sex

    ...you gladly shell out $150 for a mint condition copy of the rare Outer
    Mongolian "RHS" cast album, but you couldn't afford to pay your rent this

    ...you've named your children Brad and Janet

    ...Perry Bedden has had to get a restraining order against you

    ...you sat through all 13 hours of "I, Claudius" just to see Patricia Quinn

    ...you have to remove your makeup with a power sander

    ...you can't understand how the Academy could've possibly picked "One Flew
    Over the Cuckoo's Nest" for Best Picture of 1975 when "RHPS" was the obvious

    ...you celebrated Tim Curry's birthday and not your own

    ...you don't have "tennis elbow" but you do have "Time Warper's knee"

    ...you know the words to "Hot Patootie" by heart, but you can't seem to
    remember any of the answers on your history final

    ...you're still reading this

    ...you wish Congress would tackle the *really* vital issues, like the "hoopla"
    vs. "up now" controversy

    ...you still remember how to do the rock (and the swim!)

    ...you've got Sal Piro's phone number on "speed dial"

    ...J. Alan Pfaff asks *you* about "RHPS"

    ...you throw rice and toilet paper at the screen during "Pocahontas"

    ...you never watch more than the first half hour of "Saturday Night Live"
    (except for the Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, and Meat Loaf episodes which you've
    got on tape)

    ...you've got a big poster of Saddam Hussien on your wall (OOPS! That's a
    sign that you might be an _Iraqi_ fan!)

    ...you've watched Tim Curry's "The Worst Witch" more than once

    ...the salespeople at the local lingiere shops know you by name, and you're a

    ...you finally save up enough for a trip to England, and once you get there,
    you skip Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Stonehenge and head straight for
    Oakley Court to see where "RHPS" was filmed

    ...your car horn plays "The Time Warp"

    ...your favorite charity is "Save the Hunchbacks"

    ...you play Eddie in the show's cast, and you gained 75 pounds and had half
    your brain removed for the sake of "realism"

    ...you plan on assassinating Tim Robbins so you and Susan Sarandon can be
    "together at last!"

    ..at every meal you serve the same thing: meatloaf!

    >---{ T H E E N D }---<


    Béla Fleck - Moonlight Sonata
    (Sep 26, 2007 - 07:58)
    Our studio is working on "Jesu - Joy of Man's Desiring" -- we have a great arrangement for Octarina, Jew's Harp and Double Eb Contrabass Sarusophone.

    We'll upload it to RP soon.

    Please, no calls, OK?
    Tracy Chapman - Mountain O' Things
    (Sep 26, 2007 - 07:28)
    johnny_h wrote:
    Thanks for the lecture doctor, I'm much dumber having read it.

    Why yes, you are. And since you are referring to me as "Doctor" and I am very happy you have presented your naked ass icon in your post. Here, wait a moment while I put on my rubber gloves.
    Tracy Chapman - Mountain O' Things
    (Sep 26, 2007 - 07:24)
    Paul_in_Australia wrote:

    You mean watching Jerry Springer and The Simpsons won't help me understand American culture?

    Doh! ( Throws shoe at TV screen and starts undressing provocatively)

    Miss South Carolina has lived in the US for years and she seems to understand the culture of the Iraq better than she does the archtypical < did you mean archetypal? > "culture" of US Americans in South Africa.

    Why, how clever of you to spot my misspelling of the word archetype.

    As I said earlier, none of you have a clue.

    Thievery Corporation - Amerimacka (Feat Notch)
    (Sep 26, 2007 - 07:21)
    Ah yes, we are all evil slave masters and Amerikkka is even worse. Huummmm, let's go compare us with one of those middle eastern countries worshiping their bundles of sticks and mud, circumcising young girls with rusty razor blade, chopping off hands, etc etc.

    Oh yes, how can we possible compare Amerikka with those Wonderful Places?

    Yep, time to move and Convert.

    Oh and get momma and the girls a burkah and the boys a nice exploding belt.

    "Aerimacka" What a pile of naive bullshit. So tiresome.

    But wait Kids! When the Revolution Comes, there will be only One Channel on the TV and One song played over and over again! And Thou Shalt Obey!

    His Mark and Seal.

    Ledward Kaapana - Radio Hula
    (Sep 26, 2007 - 07:13)
    Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
    where can I get a tab for this song?


    Try them on a six-string uke or guitar. Gut strings will really help to reproduce that Old Style sound. You can also tune a 12-string if you drop down and then use a capo. Some of the settings on a 12-string will always break something -- took me several hours of repair work to fix one of my 12-strings after I got clever one day. Good luck


    T Bone Burnett - I'm Going On A Long Journey Never To Return
    (Sep 26, 2007 - 06:15)
    morgsy67 wrote:
    Am I the only one that finds this song disturbing?

    Ah, you too feel the cold breath of Death on the nape of your neck.

    We all feel it, you know .. only some of us stupidly choose to ignore it.

    Los Lobos - One Time One Night
    (Sep 26, 2007 - 06:12)
    Listen to the lyrics on this track. Listen and Learn something.

    Los Lobos are an American Icon Band.
    Death Cab for Cutie - Summer Skin
    (Sep 25, 2007 - 15:06)
    Drummer can't keep a military time rhythm worth a shit. Back to basic training for him.
    Nick Lowe - Switch Board Susan
    (Sep 25, 2007 - 14:58)
    Heh this is good. True Story: My mom was a long distance telephone operator back in the 1920's and 30's. She used to put through calls from San Diego to Los Angeles all the time. Used to chat with my dad who was a hotel clerk while he played music in the "pit" at Grauman's Chinese Theater (they had a live orchestra plus the Great Organ in those days). One thing led to another and they were married. 62 years of life together with me, my brother and my sister the result of those long distance calls.

    The Pretenders - Kid
    (Sep 24, 2007 - 15:31)
    steeler wrote:

    I remember a snippet from Rolling Stones Random NOtes many years ago after Chrissie was arrested at some club in Nashville for causing a disturbance. The item said something like: Said Hynde: "I don't like to be touched. They touched me."

    It was at Tootsie's on 2d Avenue (Printer's Alley Area). She slugged a groupie who tried to put his/her arm around her. Slobbering drunks at Tootsie's are a hazard of the profession, male and female. Seems to me this was a female groupie, but I had had about 15 beers that night, so maybe I disremember.

    Manu Chao - Rainin in Paradize
    (Sep 24, 2007 - 15:19)
    Kristi wrote:

    And then a step to the riiiight!

    Why, Come Right In!

    Here, Let me take your coat.

    Why, You Are All wet!


    It's just a jump to the left.
    And then a step to the right.
    With your hands on your hips.
    You bring your knees in tight.
    But it's the pelvic thrust
    That really drives you insane.
    Let's do the time-warp again.
    KT Tunstall - Beauty Of Uncertainty
    (Sep 24, 2007 - 14:37)
    KT has a great set of pipes. I've listened at least twice to everything she has recorded; along with her dynamic range, she pronounces and emphasizes to a "T".

    On the other hand, her catalog is hackneyed and she depends upon too many slow laments rather than faster tempos which would really test her range.

    Anyway, I like her music and give her a 7 for overall.

    Glad she got her kidney fixed and declared her resolve to not get involved with name-calling of other artists who "can't fucking sing a note"....

    The Kinks - You Really Got Me (live)
    (Sep 24, 2007 - 14:08)
    HazzeSwede wrote:
    Classic.Live,Loud,must be #9.

    With Enormous Titties Slapping Your Back all the way to Holland
    John Hiatt - Cry Love (live)
    (Sep 24, 2007 - 14:05)
    OK, all you complainers ... go out a stage and sing a song -- any song -- to a crowd of fans...

    Uh huh, I thought so.

    Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
    (Sep 24, 2007 - 12:33)
    Hey Gang, if you ever get the chance to visit the city of Sierra Vista, Arizona, be sure and go to the Fort Huachuca Post Museum. Ft Huachuca is the Home of the Buffalo Soldier and there are great historical references there about their heroic service with the US Army. There is still a Buffalo Soldier memorial cavalry troop which does marches and reviews on ceremonial occasions.

    Joan Osborne - Crazy Baby
    (Sep 22, 2007 - 10:26)
    arcas2000 wrote:
    Good musicians, lousy singer.

    I heartily disagree. The manner in which she wraps her voice around various notes and bends them ... she is First Class in my book. In concert (Lilith Fair, etc, she has the most incredible stage presence. And yes her band is most excellent.
    John Butler Trio - Funky Tonight
    (Sep 21, 2007 - 19:00)
    These guys are killer
    Bob Marley - Trenchtown Rock
    (Sep 21, 2007 - 17:07)
    Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
    The sound engineering is terrible even for a live performance.

    Yep, the mikes and the mixing are really rough. I am pretty sure this was recorded on a 4-track machine with a multi-tracker (maybe 24 inputs) fed into it and "ear mixed".

    Better than having NO recording, though, eh????

    Peter Gabriel - Lovetown
    (Sep 21, 2007 - 16:22)
    pannaramma wrote:
    I've been noticing a preponderance of Peter lately.

    You know I had that complaint from one of my ex-wives .... but I was young then.
    The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
    (Sep 21, 2007 - 15:55)
    stevo_b wrote:
    Great album cover....

    Except for the US Marine radioman who was the subject of the photo. He was killed 1969 in I Corps. Photo is in the Center for Military History archives. But is in the Public Domain since it was a US Government photographer who shot it. The original photo was processed with the "meat is murder" logo added to the print which was then re-photoed for the album cover with other graphics arts effects. The original writing on his helmet was "Make Love Not War".

    The Donnis Trio - Tip of the Tongue
    (Sep 21, 2007 - 15:40)
    crushedvelvet wrote:
    This song's almost cool but it needs mixing up a bit (all of a sudden I'm an expert!).

    Could be. Little too much bass ... too much boom ..

    Nitin Sawhney - Mausam
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 09:53)
    A Lovely voice and such a great control over the demi-notes required by certain non-US music genre.

    Dude singing be cool too ....
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mary Jane's Last Dance
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 09:12)
    Ah Jeffery Steele .. a great lyricist ...
    Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 08:32)
    biologenius wrote:

    This is much too good for casual listening. For special occasions only. Please play less often.

    When the nuclear missile is approaching, this trilogy shall be echoing in my ears..

    When the missiles are approaching and I have 30 minutes or less remaining, I will be reaching for my shot gun. And I have a List. Oh yes, a Long List.


    Anyway, let us not forget Doris Troy whose backup vocals are -- along with maybe one or two other backup singers -- the ultimate in backing up. Bless Her Dear Heart, she has gone on to the great concert hall in Heaven. She was a very nice lady.
    The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 07:11)
    kelly652 wrote:
    I'm bothered that they aren't all walking in step with each other in this album photo.

    I have an appointment to be checked for OCD.

    It's all about symbolism.

    In-step = obey the capitalistic imperialist straght-jacket war mongering Ruler-Class of Running Dogs

    Out of step = Freedom from opression

    Chloe Day - Spoon
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 06:50)
    eastcoast wrote:
    Why does this remind me of Jessica Rabbit singing "Why Don't You Do Right"

    Because it is the same artist?

    Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 06:47)
    rtkmusic wrote:

    I think I have two in the garage...

    I'm serious. If you do, sell the best one and frame the other one.

    Oh, BTW, there were some "bootleg" copies of this album which feathered the illustration of a rather largish uncut male organ of procreation visible when you unzipped. it. Believe it came out of Germany in the late 1970's. They are, of course, priceless today.

    Anyway, the Stones are -- IMHO -- the paradigm of a rock and roll band, never to be surpassed.

    John Prine - Please Don't Bury Me
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 06:44)
    Yup, "give my knees to the needy .. and kiss my ass goodbye" -- My sentiments exactly!

    The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
    (Sep 20, 2007 - 06:20)
    I am thinking about the thread "Won't Get Fooled Again" with respect to the upcoming presidential election in the US.

    I hope I won't get fooled again!


    Dave the Libertarian
    Joe Cocker - Darling Be Home Soon
    (Sep 19, 2007 - 06:33)
    EssexTex wrote:
    Reminds me of the down and out guy who used to stand outside Camden Town Tube in a straw cowboy hat shouting at everyone

    Hey! don't talk about me that way!

    The White Stripes - You Don't Know What Love Is
    (Sep 17, 2007 - 09:07)
    I've added Meg to our Prayer List. She's GOT to get well and Soon!
    David Byrne - A Million Miles Away
    (Sep 17, 2007 - 05:56)
    The album cover is a great -- and typical TH practical joke.

    Remember that God spelled backwards is Dog.

    Plus TH's are -- IMHO -- among the greatest innovative groups in the 20th century. That's a short list, too:

    1. Spike Jones
    2. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
    3. Talking Heads

    That's it. Short list

    Joe Henry - Dead To The World
    (Sep 17, 2007 - 05:53)
    alux wrote:
    Son, now git yer hillbilly rockers straight:

    Robert EARL Keen
    Steve EARLE
    Joe Henry = nothin' like either the above.

    REK's vocals are flatter. Steve Earle, grittier.
    All three, brilliant.

    Consider the known fact that of all serial killers captured in the USA, ALL of them have as a middle name "Earl"?

    Follow this with that song "This is scary".

    Sinead Lohan - To Ramona
    (Sep 17, 2007 - 05:49)
    OMG! What a set of pipes!

    A beautiful interation of an old Bobby Dylan catalog number.

    Now if we could just get Sinead together with Pink and Avril ...

    Gustavo Santaolalla - Deportation/Iguazu
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 12:35)
    He's either up around the 15th fret or it's a banjo. I like his playing and his axe sounds incredible clean. When's his next concert?

    Traffic - Freedom Rider
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 12:30)
    Plug in Low Spark of High Heeled Boys and you add up to a "30". These three tracks are penultimate Traffic. Damn! but those boys were good.
    Chet Atkins - Jam Man
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 12:26)
    You all should have been at the Bank of America building and DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville when his statue was dedicated. He was frail, moved haltingly, but still was cracking jokes with Little Jimmy Dickens, Charlie Pride (who rode up in the bank's freight elevator with his wife after the main elevator got stick in the car garage), just about all of the Carters, and practically every other Country and Western person still alive in Music City.

    You had to be there. We all knew that his days on this Earth were quickly counting down as in so many grains of sand. IT was terribly sad and Wonderfully uplifting.
    Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 12:18)
    old_shep wrote:
    Just think how good this song must have sounded in the mid 60's to sound this good today !

    I'll tell you how much:

    As much as it is possible for anything to be.

    With my own two ears.

    Uncle Tupelo - New Madrid
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 12:07)
    On_The_Beach wrote:
    Drivin' that train, high on cocaine . . .

    Drivin' that Train
    High on Cocaine
    Living in tha' Fast Lane
    Can't take the Pain
    When Life's Plain
    My Life's a Stain
    In the Crapper's Drain;
    Got me some milk n' 'caine
    Cause I blew Out My Veins
    Stumbling now with my cane.

    (c) 2007 Misterfixit Productions llc, Marcas Registradas y cantamos de la Luna.

    10,000 Maniacs - Like The Weather
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 12:02)
    Shimmer wrote:
    I like the band, but after hearing them live like this I can understand why Natalie decided to leave. They're really just not up to her abilities.

    -- Brian

    The band was a great "accompaniment" a "backing band". Without Nat they were just another bunch of musicians without a leader.

    My 2 cents worth, having heard them to many times to date in both studio and live.
    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 11:10)
    cleric wrote:
    The best thing about this song is reading the commentary it invites from the right wingers. Must hit pretty close to home.

    Hits home, I think, no matter where someone is coming from, though. I like this track very much -- lots of imagery ... But I must be missing something .. this drinking the kool aide / drinking the piss comment? What on Earth? Drinking kool aide? Now there is something new for this fevered brow. Need to research soon as I get some time off from all these comments!

    English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 09:13)
    Another Mondagreen .. it sounds like he is saying "Nigger in the Bathroom". I wonder where that the idea came from in my mind? I am pretty sure from my childhood when public toilets were segregated into 'White" and "Negro" or "Colored". There were a couple of expressions that I heard as a child "Nigger in a Woodpile" and "Nigger's in the Bathroom".

    Boy, the stuff that gets dredged up from our childhood memories.

    Be careful what you say around your 5-year old kids.

    Real Careful!
    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 09:05)
    What? No one wants to touch this, eh?

    " ... Some in the rap community have attempted to dismiss Franti's critique of the rampant, overt violence present in gangsta rap by ridiculing Franti's white adoptive parents (though they never criticise the natural parents who abandoned him in the first place) ..."

    Bruce Springsteen - Trapped (Live)
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 07:42)
    E_A_D_G wrote:
    Give the bass player some - in this case one Mr. Gary W. Tallent.

    Nails the chorus with just 4 notes. Strong

    Well now I'm
    OOh yeah
    OOh Yeah

    Oh yes indeed, Gary's work on this track is pure and simple and very very effective.

    Jefferson Airplane - Martha
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 07:05)
    Wonder what ever became of Martha? She was famous in those days, you know.
    Loreena McKennitt - The Gates of Istanbul
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 06:37)
    membeth wrote:
    that tent is now totally on the evergrowing list of things i want in my backyard

    Forget the tent, I'll have what is waiting INSIDE the Tent.

    Eels - Grace Kelly Blues
    (Sep 16, 2007 - 06:10)
    Very nice! Love the Eb Tuba, the Fluegelhorn or Baritone Tuba, the Bass slide trombone. Great effects.

    Also the album cover which shows the slightly older little girl telling her young demi-desciples to begin sacrifices of the puppies to the Great Engine of Destruction and Baal The Insatiable.
    Alain Bashung - Osez Josephine
    (Sep 15, 2007 - 18:46)
    A French Lenny Cohen?

    Pretty catchy actually ...

    Santana - Jingo
    (Sep 15, 2007 - 18:40)
    Is he singing "Zo-Loft ... Zo-Loft" ??????

    Afro Celt Sound System - Big Cat
    (Sep 15, 2007 - 09:15)
    Sort of like Blue Man Group wearing a kilt.

    Very nice and solid beat. Stirs one's auld soul ...

    Lost at Last - Ocean of Mercy
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 16:40)
    Gee folks, I don't know ... she sounds like a weak imitation of Loreena of the Blue Mystery Tent.

    I wonder what people whose culture is first generation from the places in India where this type of music is common would say about this?

    Iguanas - Para Donde Vas
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 15:47)
    And if you really have some lungs, try this baby on for size. My dad played one when he was with Spike Jones.


    " ...Both Milt Hinton and Sidney Bechet played sarousaphone in addition to their other instruments. Bechet takes a bass sarousaphone solo on "Mandy Make Up Your Mind" with Clarence Williams, Louis Armstrong,, and Eva Taylor circa November 11, 1924 with Louis playing a delightful obbligato to Bechet's low note foray. (Okeh label)

    I believe this is the only recording of jazz sarousaphone.

    Steve Barbone ..."

    You can also find the Double B Flat Contrabase Sarousphone in museums. It could hit the lowest possible audible base note -- about 32 cycles per second. Made people lose control of their bowels, it did.


    Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 15:21)
    eastcoast wrote:
    Sometimes things should be kept to ourselves.

    Well, I meant my first time with HER.

    Of all the Rolling Stones' songs, I rate this one as among my top three.

    It has that insouciant, sly-grinning, smirking kind of singing that Mick did best so long ago. He goes from that to a matter of fact, "yep, drinking, etc etc and the rinsed out blond on the left".

    Nothing but the ages old ceremony played out in so many theaters of the absurd and only leading up to an orgasm or three.

    Peter Gabriel - Steam
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 14:39)
    I listen to this while coding assembly language for QNX. Very stimulating.

    Air - Mer Du Japon
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 14:16)
    ulibcn wrote:
    this would be a great background music for banks that want to be trendy
    it doesn't distract, nobody even notices, but it's somewhat cool.

    ...as a background. To listen closely, forget it!

    Except when the CD is playing in reverse (on this track) the words "Banks are your friend. Your VISA card is a Holy Sacrament. Borrow More .. Borrow More ... Spend Spend Spend!"

    Guess we should not do this in a bank.

    Oh and BTW, did you know that a Japanese native speaking woman cries out "I am Going" at that crucial moment instead of the White Anglo Saxon "I'm Coming". Not sure what other cultures say although I have some ideas.

    The Clash - The Magnificent Seven
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 13:41)
    infinity wrote:

    This song reminds me of that Deborah Harry song... meh, the name escapes me.

    Whack a tack
    Once it Black
    Don't come Back
    Get a Stack
    Shoot some Smack
    Hackensack we come back
    Tack a Lack
    Eat a big Mac
    make you Gak
    That a Fact
    Once to Black
    Never Come Back
    Get yo back
    In a sack
    Debbie real name is Harry

    Mike Doughty - Sunken-Eyed Girl
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 13:36)
    meydele wrote:
    I am pretty quick to note misogyny in anything, but I don't hear it here. As someone said, it is definitely objectifying women, but from a standpoint of yearning, not disgust. I have no issues with his music as a woman or a feminist.

    I think this song is really about drug addiction, and how it makes it impossible to connect with anyone on any level that matters. The woman he's talking to is unreachable, mostly because he's in his own world of misery and dependence. Check the lyrics.

    Bob Dylan - now there's a misogynist.

    Sorry Gurls, this is a gay song about a gay couple so there is no "gyny" there at all to worry about.

    Big sillies.

    OK Go - A Million Ways
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 13:28)
    Did he say "Another Cup of Klonopin"? Yikes

    Steve Earle - Satellite Radio
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 12:04)
    Not anyway on the satellite radio ... just on Radio Paradise 24/7

    Keep it going good Steve

    See you next Friday at Printer's Alley

    Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 11:40)
    bronorb wrote:

    He would still be alive today if it wasn't for Parker.

    Ah yes, but not to worry, Parker and that scum bag pill pusher doctor are both doing some serious time WAY down South where it's hot and there ain't no ice chiller blowing on the Loge seats up in the White part of the Balcony.

    See, I believe in a really terrible kind of Hell for suits like Parker, et al.

    Yep, they be burning.

    Elvis Presley - Teddy Bear
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 11:37)
    Of course we know, do we not, that this song is about Infantilism, Bondage and Discipline ...

    "Put a chain around my neck .... Baby Bear ..."

    OMG! The Horror of it all!

    Why Elvis? WHY!
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 11:34)
    This song is simply beautiful in all respects.

    I'm praying for my entry into Graceland also!

    The White Stripes - Ball And Biscuit
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 07:29)
    Jeeze Louise .. is he down on the 30th fret with a slide or what???????
    The White Stripes - Ball And Biscuit
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 07:28)
    This is paradigm rock and roll.

    Take your sweet little time, too and let's have a ball ....

    Vienna Teng - Whatever You Want
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 07:26)
    sirrus wrote:

    Hey now! You're a bit out of the loop.

    Not to continue this off-topic rant, but I must set you straight:

    The "Sacrifice A Virgin..." festival ended years ago when the last virgin of Frederick moved away. We missed her but she was tired of winning. Her husband and 4 children missed her too.

    In addition, all our churches have port-o-pots now, since we were able to sell the original to the town of Thurmont for a song. They propped it up in the town square to celebrate the President's first visit to Camp David.

    Luckily for me, I was able to graduate from jun-ee-yer high skewl (nowhere near Fredneck BTW) and figure out where to put apostrophes when uh-breeveyatin' words like "old".

    Now please excuse me while I take an outhouse break....

    If you think the Fred-town's portapotties are cool, you should see the ones over at Site R under the mountain. They strain out the peanuts checking for radiation.

    If you live in Fred-Town and don't know what or where Site R is, then you don't live there.

    OK, back to the Bunker.

    Oh, and let's not discuss Building 200 at Ft Detrick -- hermetically sealed for the next 100 years after a single slight "oops" back in 1971.



    Vienna Teng - Whatever You Want
    (Sep 14, 2007 - 07:16)
    If you load the album cover picture into photoshop you can rotate it around and see her butt-crack.

    Just thought I would add fuel to the fire this morning.

    The cover photographer needs lessons in composition.

    Aside from that, I like this album even if there is a kind of cheesy pop sound to it. It is light, pleasant and great accompaniment while I use my 300 power telescope to peer out of the office window at the next office building over, reading the CEO's laptop screen as he surfs an urolagnia web site..

    Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
    (Sep 13, 2007 - 14:29)
    On_The_Beach wrote:

    Well, I agree, in principal, but every time I hear his name I can't help thinking he married his 13-year-old cousin. I'm sorry, but that is just repellant. That aside, the music speaks for itself.

    She was his third cousin so far removed from the blood line as to be non-existent. Why are folks hung up on that marrying your cousin "thing". The European "Nobility" has been doing it for hundreds of years. Of course it hasn't done them any good -- not a one of them have sense enough to pour blue blood out of a silver spoon -- but at least none of them have two heads yet.

    Besides if you look at Myra's picture when they were married she could have passed for at least sixteen .... legal in any state of the USA back then ...

    And last but not least ... "who cares"? It is like Clinton and Lewinsky. I couldn't care less if that toad Monica was doing him while he was doing the State of the Union ... that's his and her business. (The perjury and parsing part I do have a really big problem with, however.)

    Besides Myra and Jerry Lee got a divorce and still lived happily ever after. She's one of the biggest real estate developers in the south right now.

    And he is, well, he is Jerry Lee Lewis.

    Wilco - Casino Queen
    (Sep 13, 2007 - 13:05)
    Yep, that's rock and roll.

    Hold the Mustard and the Ketchup, Please. Just some extra Mayonnaise.

    Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
    (Sep 13, 2007 - 13:03)
    This song is about Myra, you know ... the little lady who was 13, etc ...
    Joni Mitchell - Carey
    (Sep 13, 2007 - 12:59)
    "Oh, you're a mean old daddy but you're out of sight" ... yep, all of my wives have told me that oncet or twicet.
    Bruce Springsteen - Magic
    (Sep 13, 2007 - 11:37)
    Steve Miller Band - Song For Our Ancestors
    (Sep 13, 2007 - 11:29)
    GChevy410 wrote:

    Good to know my tax dollars are hard at work supporting lazy hippies sitting around doing nothing except listening to ambient music. This is why America is going down the shitter. A couple of wack jobs in control of everything, everyone else in the government just sitting around collecting a paycheck, while the normal harding working Americans in the real world support everyone who couldnt hack it as a capitalist.

    Lazy Hippies? Who? Me? Not me pal .. this was the official Military Intelligence listening station which covered Washington DC like the cloak of Vlad the Impaler. We spent a year listing to every demonstration, anti-US riot, anti-war vigil, yadda yadda and so forth, with the geniuses over at the FBI trying to find some kind of "conspiracy". Like they could actually do that when they weren't even able to see up J Edgar Hoover's dress when he attended those pedophile parties with Clyde Tolson. And this job was a "reward " for me after I returned from a tour of Vietnam and a few weeks at Walter Reed Army Hospital where they managed to glue parts of me back on which had come of over there in La La land. That's where I started to realize that the entire government of the USA was a Potemkin Village. It is mostly that now with extra props from Central Casting.

    If you change your political views to that of the Libertarian Party you will come close to knowing what the USA needs for the next 100 years in order to survive.

    Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne
    (Sep 13, 2007 - 11:01)
    If you are ever in Nashville, go to the strip club "De Ja Vu" -- on Friday Nights at about 11pm their DJ plays this for about 20 minutes while several pole dancers do all kinds of slithering gyrations.

    The DJ at The Tool Box (a gay strip club) also plays this in rotation. Let's not go any further about pole dances over there, OK?

    Wilco - Walken
    (Sep 12, 2007 - 09:06)
    Hey! More Cowbell!

    Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
    (Sep 12, 2007 - 06:32)
    zurcronium wrote:

    No offense taken but save the superstition for some other website.

    Okey dokey. Meanwhile, I'm lighting a candle to St Jude, the Patron Saint of the Impossible; sacrificing a white dove to Baal the Engorged One; Receiving the bite of a poisonous viper in the name of !iX The One Who Will Destroy; Genuflecting to the East and the Host of Allah the All Knowing; Calling out the Sacred Names of the Sacred Ones Whose Names Are Unknown but Still Sacred; Beseeching the Slayer of Worlds, Gobbler of Lives and First Among Equal Ghods.

    There, that should do it ...

    And Meanwhile, Baby Would you Eat that Snack Cracker in that there Special Outfit, for me?

    Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
    (Sep 12, 2007 - 06:16)
    The latest news about Amy is not sounding very positive. I've added her name to our congregation's prayer list; we have about 750 members of the congregation who receive a "blast fax" e-mail each evening so that we may pray for those mentioned. Granted that some of you here will not agree with this idea of intercessory prayer, but we are praying that it will help those afflicted such as Amy, the Children of Darfur, the people involved in the war in the Gulf -- including the Muslim Faithful.

    Anyway, I went on to long with this post and some of you will find this offensive; I apologize for you being offended.

    Just remember Amy and the fact that she will again someday be restored to her Better Days by her Higher Power.

    David Bowie - TVC 15
    (Sep 12, 2007 - 05:55)
    You guys ... with all your drug-related info ... hah! The REAL story is that it is about his car that broke down on the way to a concert.


    "Transmission" as in a five speed ...

    DJ Schmolli - God's Gonna Cut You Down
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 18:49)
    djschmolli wrote:
    Wow, there's a hot discussion going on here... and it's all my fault - sorry ;-)

    Not your fault at all. Excellent!
    Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 18:44)
    Rumor has it that The lyrics are the verbatim courtroom testimony made by the Boston Strangler when he was on trial.
    Sinéad O'Connor - Downpressor Man
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 15:26)
    secretsauce wrote:

    Effing hell. If you don't think the Irish have "experience and feeling" about oppression from "having lived it" ... if you think they have only "read about it or discussed it in an abstract way" then what's the point of explaining it to you?

    The way she sings the lines "If you make your bed in hell, I will be there" ... does she sound like it's an abstraction to her? If you knew a *sliver* about O'Connor's career and politics, you would know that she picked this song precisely because she *did* feel a real connection to this song.

    Oy! VeganMilitia!

    Oy! Matey! Yea, Yea, You over there with ye other on tha' dole workin' class mateys slobberin a pint at tha' Sign Of The Miniscule Bollocks Pub in East Poundingpud! First Ye made a quote from one of them Blithering Lefty Pinks what carry on over by tha' Corner Box at Hyde Park, then Ye come up with tha most falacious drool what has ever slimed tha ears of this particular Son of Auld Alba. Me Auld Ancestor mayhaps been a common crofter and forsooth lackin's even a widow's mite not ta' mention a bleeding half-farthing and was transported by Ye Bloody Buggers of tha' southwards Clyde ta here in tha' Colonies in 1683 upon Good Shippe Wellcome.

    Ain I ken ye make these rancid connotations about "not knowin' about the Opression o' tha' Bleeding Repression or Uppression or Down or whatbleedingever 'Pression! Avast! When ye speak of "Opression" come ye hither to tha' Sons of Eire et the Sons of the Auld Alba --- Scotland and Ireland to ye, if ya please!

    So ye don't think we sons of The Emerald Isle and of the Auld Earth know no opression, eh?

    Let yer bedivvil et bedam'd Eyes feast upon this from me ta' ye: Oye! MacOainjeragh, Lang may your lum reek.

    Praise God Man, hav' ye no sense a'tall? And further, by yer unfortunate opine ye confirm tha worst of the suspicions by tha world thet Common John is too pasted by glue to 'is Telly and Mug ta' come within' a farthin's worth of even tha' Bleeding Osbournes and their stinkin' breed o' backtalk.

    Edwin MacMann of the Clan Gunn

    Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 14:50)
    Delicious imagery no matter who sings this ditty.

    Yep we are all:

    1. Dead of Radiation
    2. Starved due to lack of food
    3. Mutants due to pesticides and DDT
    4. Invaded by Russians/Chinese/Vietnamese/Mexicans
    5. Worshiping the Cult of The Nixon

    Oh wait, you are ... I left on the Hale Bopp Comet so eat your hearts out.

    Ooops, wrong imagery ...

    Never mind

    Jars of Clay - Frail
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 14:11)
    Hootie wrote:
    Wow. This thread is like when I moderated high school classroom discussions! In the best possible way... :-) OK, kids, we enjoyed the clowning - now is anyone else still interested in really talking about art, music, faith and life some more?

    Let's add love and sex to that list: What do you all think of U2's single "Window in the Skies," musically and lyrically?

    Hey Teacher! Leave those kids .... Oh never mind ...
    Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 13:48)
    HazzeSwede wrote:
    The Babe that got dumped by this song,must feel pritty proud!
    It was Joan singing about Bobbie and he found solace in that weepy pre-goth who used to make movies with that creepy dwarf who painted tomato cans and her niece is the three bagger who playes the lead in the Closer show.

    Enough info?

    Or maybe it was the other way around. I forget, Ancient History and they were all on drugs anyway.

    Case Closed.
    Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 13:41)
    They borrowed those descending bass scales from Chicago's "Feeling Stronger Every Day", but other than that, they rock.
    The White Stripes - You Don't Know What Love Is
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:52)
    electronicthroat wrote:

    I was actually being sarcastic. She's probably the worst drummer in rock music.

    No she is NOT. I am. Now go away while I head over to the bank.
    The White Stripes - You Don't Know What Love Is
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:50)
    Hey you guys, lighten up on the Stripes. This is good ole rock and roll. Get used to it.

    Misterfixit, Out.
    Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:45)
    Pretty sure that is Mick Jagger's old wife drunk and stumbling in the album cover pic. Old Bianca, she was a 4-bagger:

    1 bagger: over her head
    2 bagger: over her and your heads
    3 bagger: over her head, your head, and both of you so no one can see
    4 bagger: over her head, your head, over both of you and over the head of anyone looking at you.

    There is also a 5 and 6 bagger but to only the Anointed can those descriptions be made.

    Jars of Clay - Frail
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:42)
    1wolfy wrote:
    Oh yes..the gasget has blown.

    Gasket rhymes with casket rhymes with you asked it rhymes with a tisket, a tasket rhymes with put her in a basket rhymes with hold it while I mask it rhymes with .....

    Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:38)
    slartibart_O wrote:

    Long Tall Sally
    Mustang Sally
    When Harry met Sally
    my old girlfriend Sally
    Sally Jesse What's her name

    and Sally Forth .... assuming you ever read the Overseas Weekly.

    Jars of Clay - Frail
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:37)
    keller1 wrote:

    Man ... you need to lay off the coffee.

    Hah! It ain't coffee that makes me write.

    Besides, that's what I do for a living so you are getting this for free.

    Hummmmm ... sounds like a song needing to get written.

    Iron & Wine - Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:31)
    Love that guitar ... good licks on the old axe
    Jars of Clay - Frail
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:27)
    Hannio wrote:

    Yeah, but why is the guy wearing old ladies underpants?

    Because that is what we wore in those old days ... see, you couldn't wear a Speedo -- even if they were invented then -- because that would show your Basket of Stuff (in my case fairly expansive) and the police would arrest you for Indecent Exposure. Really. There was like a panel in front which covered the Goodies. Same for women, not a Camel Toe to be seen.
    Jars of Clay - Frail
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:24)
    anniebear wrote:
    Is this an "eclectic" station, or a xtian rock station?

    The word is actually "Xian" a shortened version of Christian -- substituting the "x" for the name "Christ", as in a Cross.

    Please note that RP plays other styles of music also: To Wit: Reggae - a direct extension of the Rastafarian Religion. Also, various Hindi music types which are very specific in their calling to, describing and relationships with the various gods of the non-Christian World. Of course, we also have the Jewish-inspired (Yiddish and Ashkenazi Jewish Culture of Eastern Europe, actually) clarinet and accordion heavy reels and dances known as Klezmer Music. Then we have the various types of African-Inspired music which we enjoy today, all of which inspired by the Slave Times, by vooduu, by the early Afri-centric Christian church music. Then, of course, we have the Homosexual lifestyle Inspired music of groups whose popularity encompassed the great "Concert Rock" bands of the 1980's. All in all I would opine that music has such an wonderful wide expanse of styles, genre and methodologies that there is no way possible any particular zealotry inspired rant by an ignoramus and unfortunately single issue inspired member of the Religion of Atheism would possible effect Radio Paradise's commitment to a wide ranging and wonderfully disparate world of World Music. So with that, I pray to Bajumba-Kalimba, the One-Goddess of My World, that you will have a nice day. Amen.
    Jars of Clay - Frail
    (Sep 11, 2007 - 11:07)
    Hooo Boy .. Bill's playing a Christian Group again... stand back and wait for the Slings and Arrows to start Flying!

    Edit: OMG! There's an obviously Hetero Couple on the album Cover!
    Derek and the Dominos - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 17:59)
    SpeckDog wrote:

    More like a slut!

    Not in the classic sense. Just a slightly chubby girl with bad teeth and chipmunk cheeks who evidently was an expert fellatrix as was her younger sister.

    Poor thing, used and discarded. Her claim to fame now is a shoebox full of old photos and a web site to which you have to be a "member" to see her pictures.

    Alanis Morissette - Baba
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 17:34)
    healyf52 wrote:
    Does she sing anything with tenderness or joy? Everything I hear from her sounds angry...

    Ah, no, actually. she is a very Angry person. Exploited from a very young age by managers, lovers, producers lovers, fans, the press, lovers, lovers, lovers ...

    Very Angry. Very Effective Presentation of that Angst.

    Björk - All Is Full Of Love
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 13:25)
    sterson wrote:
    how about less bjork and more pork?

    I'd rather pork bjork ...

    Cream - Those Were the Days
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 13:23)
    Over in the land of Futurama
    A certain composer named Tyng
    Decided to create some music drama;
    Made Bells Sing
    Saying 'Ay Carmaba'

    Big Country - In A Big Country
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 13:11)
    slartibart_O wrote:

    You must just have a crap copy. Have this on vinyl from when it first came out & never thought it was less than great in any way, bought it solely on a glowing review in Rolling Stone. Still think it is a fine album.

    If you have the CD by Mercury then you have a really bad pressing. It was one of those outsourced production remasters. The original vinyl is extraordinary for the dynamic range.

    The White Stripes - Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 13:07)
    Those "clicks" and "hand slaps" are actually high speed bursts of data re-recorded at 100x speed in ASCII data format. Very interesting content too, but The Bangles Said it Already.

    Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 13:05)
    Yep, Joltin' Joe has Really left and gone away now ....

    Thievery Corporation - Strange Days (Doors remix)
    (Sep 10, 2007 - 11:18)
    This is an Abomination! Alas and Alack! May the Great Gods of Rock and Roll come forth from the Houses of Elvis and Janis, grasping this feckless group of pretenders in great White Hot Steel Rollers, crushing and squashing these Prevaricators into a thin red mash of macerated Rolands, Strats, Teeth, Blood and Drugs and their corpulescent remains. Destructify I say! Destructify!

    Bob Marley - Natural Mystic
    (Sep 09, 2007 - 18:41)
    meloman wrote:
    Hey! Another Bob Marley song that sounds exactly like every other Bob Marley song ever recorded by Bob Marley. (Or am I missing something subtle here?)

    Nope. Nothing subtle at all.

    Move along Citizen, there is nothing for you to see here.

    Tom Waits - Big Joe And Phantom 309
    (Sep 09, 2007 - 15:52)
    Smoked up all of his Viceroys, eh?

    Singer was riding the Eighteen-Wheeler of Life

    There was the Driver of the Universe shiftin' that crash-box Ten over Two.

    Old 309 is still riding on that Eternal Highway of Life, Redemption and, of course, Salvation.

    (c) 2007 Misterfixit Productions, llc.

    Talking Heads - Love - Building On Fire
    (Sep 09, 2007 - 15:44)
    Wow! Thanks for playing this one Bill ... rare and compelling ....

    Yep, there IS a fire ...


    Kings of Leon - Knocked Up
    (Sep 09, 2007 - 15:39)
    rachlan wrote:
    what does "She's buckled up on navy" mean?

    Rach, you REALLY do not want to know. Trust Old Misterfixit in this one, OK? Too Much Information.
    Kings of Leon - Knocked Up
    (Sep 09, 2007 - 15:37)
    Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
    The instrumentation is great but the vocalist sucks!!! He ruins an otherwise tasty tune!

    Well, I am not so sure. His screeching sort of presents a teen-angst heart-felt cry of pain. The counterbeat "Whoa-Oh-a-Oh-aOh" is effective too. I still haven't been able to wrap my brain around the intention of the lyrics. It is what they meant to say that is important to me.

    Oh, well, on to RL Blackburn and Trouble.

    Alanis Morissette - Uninvited
    (Sep 07, 2007 - 14:55)
    stevetheshoe wrote:
    The best thing that I can say is that she was silent in the film "Dogma".

    Hah! I forgot about that! But she wasn't completely silent, now was she? Remember the Primal Scream at the end? I've been curious about why she didn't have a speaking part -- she is actually pretty relaxed before the camera and in person, also as a matter of fact. Guess it was something that had to do with G-d never speaking to mortals or something.



    Alanis Morissette - Uninvited
    (Sep 07, 2007 - 06:59)
    Roverfish wrote:
    "Ok, class, in today's lesson we're going to review pitch. Ms. Morissette, you're still failing...why don't you go first?"

    No doubt she also failed the enunciation course as this and many other tunes demonstrate. Quite poor.

    They should have left the microphone unplugged as well.

    Heh! She's Canadian, OK, Eh? Her Pitch is perfect for the particular chords she is singing. She is producing atonal harmony using doppler shift interfaces.


    Alanis Morissette - Uninvited
    (Sep 07, 2007 - 06:56)
    Baby you've come a long way from the Mouse-k-teers ....

    The Lady still has great pipes!

    Kent - Musik Non Stop
    (Sep 05, 2007 - 12:43)
    Jaa! Svenska Flicka Musick! Huh! Dot's guuts Ya!

    Oh and by the way, the photographer made a big mistake with that fisheye lens effect on the cover. Oh, wait, he didn't? Never mind then.

    Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry
    (Sep 05, 2007 - 12:41)
    I upped their score .. song grows on me sort of ... Where did that random piano come from, anyway?

    Still too much whine

    The Pretenders - Space Invader
    (Sep 05, 2007 - 12:39)
    Chris is an all around nice person too. Very easy to talk with and shares her vision of animal rights, etc. Her guitar picks have little bunnies on them too, really!
    Ramones - Rockaway Beach
    (Sep 04, 2007 - 19:31)
    Good Old Rock and Roll ....

    The Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel
    (Sep 04, 2007 - 08:39)
    Wow .. BGT's sure bring out the polar opposites in this group of listeners.

    Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
    (Sep 04, 2007 - 08:26)
    Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
    (Sep 04, 2007 - 08:03)
    brownbrown wrote:

    i absolutely agree, her cover of this song is incredible.

    Avril and Pink together with Tori would really rock.

    Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
    (Sep 04, 2007 - 06:40)
    "You may find yourself listening to Radio Paradise and ask yourself 'how did I get here?' .... "

    I don't know about TH but I put www.radioparadise.com into my xmms streamcast player.

    Paddy Milner - Unsquare Dance
    (Sep 04, 2007 - 06:37)
    hcaudill wrote:
    That's got to be two pianos, right?

    Nope: One piano but the guy has six fingers on each hand. Really.
    Morphine - Scratch
    (Sep 04, 2007 - 05:53)
    Dana Colley, their Sax Player, is quite a Saxophone fan -- plus a great musician. Anyway, I ran into him here back in the mid 1990's and as we chatted, I mentioned that my Dad had been quite the Bass player in his day (Zebe Mann). When I described the Double Contrabass Sarousphone that Daddy played when he was with the Spike Jones bunch, Dana's eyes lit up. We talked about the effect a bass reed instrument has on blues music -- similar to -- but substantially different from -- the tuba. Anyway, it was a nice chat. BTW for the instrument collectors, Dad's Sarousphone is in the AFM instrument collection Museum at AFofM's NY HQ.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Breaking The Girl
    (Sep 03, 2007 - 17:13)
    There was this lady -- one of the Suits -- on Music Row that, when the album was released made a comment about the tongues.

    She was immortalized as one of the Statues at the Circle. The one with her mouth open ...

    Next time you drive around the Circle on Music Row, check her out.

    OSI - Once
    (Sep 03, 2007 - 15:38)
    Misterfixit wrote:

    Here's that piece again! It grows on me ... and I am falling into the music now and I am sorry I was the umbrella Man and I was on the Grassy Knoll and I gave Jack Ruby the orders and the cancer ..... oh, Say, How About a Nice Game of Solitaire? .....

    OMG! Here it is again, right after Bush visits Iraq for the Third Time. Oh Boy ... you know about those Counter-Theta Waves playing in reverse stereo (A minus A instead of the usual A minus B and so forth).

    OK, OK, OK, I'm channeling now .... Uh, yeah, OK, Sirhan Sirhan, I read You now, Remote Viewing to "ON" .... OMG! It's Marilyn Monroe's bedroom and there's Bobbie Kennedy ... what! What? Oh My Ghod ... Ewwwwwwwwwwwww ........

    OK, I am happy together now.

    Peace Out.

    Andrew Bird - Imitosis
    (Sep 03, 2007 - 15:35)
    Clever. Very nice. "Sounds Like" some Carlos Santana ....
    Sigmon - Leaving Day
    (Sep 02, 2007 - 16:42)
    Outstanding work. This grows on you each time it is played. I bought the CD and listened to it between Nashville and Memphis one evening ... over and over again ... Took me to the Edge and back.....

    Great stuff.

    Hurry up and get booked at Third and Lindsley ....

    James - Laid
    (Sep 02, 2007 - 16:38)
    bokey wrote:

    With who?

    Whom with?
    With Whom?
    Only If?
    It's Noon,
    Time for toon ....
    Smokin' da splif'
    Give us some kiff
    What da diff
    Ain't got stiff
    No matta goon
    Still lookin'
    For Musicman Hoon
    Taken too soon ....

    (c) 2007 by Misterfixit Productions llc, Brentwood, TN Todas Registradas Muchas Reservadas y Pinche Cavadas.

    Tim Buckley - Buzzin Fly
    (Sep 02, 2007 - 15:46)
    An entire family touched by G-d, touched by tragedy and embraced by us all.
    Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
    (Sep 02, 2007 - 15:06)
    I've been waiting for the anti-religionists to protect this song. Whazza matter?

    Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
    (Aug 29, 2007 - 06:38)
    How DID I get here??
    Steely Dan - My Old School
    (Aug 28, 2007 - 07:46)
    G mu: 3x020x, D mu: xx0252 and A mu: x0242x

    Try it, you'll Like It!

    The Beatles - When I'm Sixty-four
    (Aug 28, 2007 - 07:41)
    bokey wrote:

    So which of those 2 has actually contributed to the world in a positive way and which one is a royal asshole?

    Neither one of them, so piss on their entire silly-ass religion of class, blue blood and snobbish accents. Give me the good old USA anyday where Men are Men and Women are handcuffed to the Bed Post.

    Paolo Conte - Via Con Me
    (Aug 28, 2007 - 07:37)
    Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:

    You may want to spend some time on the WHO website. This is an independant - I meant non-socialist per your standards - organization that among other tasks, is building statistics about the medical coverage worldwide and is also scrutinizing the efficiency of each dollar invested in public and private health. The US are ranking 97, far down in the rating, after a bunch of poorer country that happen to privilegiate the global health of their people and for example the vaccine coverage and thus improve the prevention of epidemic diseases. There is nothing as inefficient as a US physician with a lawyer starring at him. As of today, the US do have over 48 millions of poors who don't eat decently on a daily basis and have absolutely no money for their health protection. Should they die on your porch ?

    What in the Hell are you talking about? It's a song not an International Incident.

    Jeeze Louise.

    Neil Young - Revolution Blues
    (Aug 28, 2007 - 07:23)
    " ... I've got a lot of guns and knives and other stuff—but the things I really bank on are just a few. I always carry these." He spread his coat open, revealing the twin stainless steel Detonics .45s in their Alessi shoulder holsters. "Best automatic I know, bar none—when you consider effectiveness of the round they throw, reliability, and concealment characteristics. The stainless steel they use is the best quality. I almost never get the time to clean these things, and there isn't a spot of rust or corrosion. They work every time, and you can interchange the standard government model magazines, the whole bit. ... "When I'm in the field, I've got this Metalifed six-inch Python, had the barrel Mag-Na-Ported, got a set of .22 Long Rifle conversion chambers, and a barrel liner for it from Harry Owens—good for everything that way from a small bear in a pinch to a squirrel for the pot. Sometimes I use a Metalifed Colt Lawman snubby, too—when I want a third gun that I can conceal. ... "

    OK, Mister Rourke, you can go back to listening to the song ....

    Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
    (Aug 28, 2007 - 06:58)
    burgundydurango wrote:
    I like the original way better. This girl doesn't seem to know when to stop singing, too fond of her own voice.

    You have, obviously, never see her in a live performance. Your loss, unfortunately.

    With Respect:
    Louis Armstrong - Skokiaan (South African Song)
    (Aug 28, 2007 - 06:16)
    jlind wrote:

    Wikipedia comes to save the day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skokiaan

    Very interesting and certainly a report which takes the wind out of the sails of the Eternal Victim Bunch who immediately assume it to be a racist song. Now if they would just parse the word "niggardly" and discover that it has nothing whatsoever to do with the word nigger but which is condemned by the PC crowd anyway.

    Jethro Tull - A New Day Yesterday
    (Aug 28, 2007 - 06:01)
    Orp wrote:

    Actually the main hook is 5/4 alternating with 7/4

    Sorry guys, it is a very inventive and very difficult 21/8 alt 14/9.

    Try that on your Octarina.

    Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
    (Aug 27, 2007 - 13:48)
    This is good, but I still like the live version with the Pedal Pump Organ better. More vibrant I think. This version is more of a rock and roll arrangement with a faster tempo rather than the plaintive lament it is supposed to be.

    Bitter:Sweet - Dirty Laundry
    (Aug 27, 2007 - 07:06)
    egg-banjo wrote:
    As an ex morse monkey, it had me reaching for my pen - Doh!

    Unusual but I quite like it.

    Easier if you use the Mill!

    -.. -. ....- -.-. ...- -..-

    --... ...--
    J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton - When This War Is Over
    (Aug 25, 2007 - 08:31)
    PurplePrincess wrote:
    impeach Bush now, please, and try him for war crimes

    Not the answer.

    Begin the People's Revolution. Collect anyone who is different, conservative, Xian, Zionist, Rasta, anyone at all who cannot immediately genuflect to the Great Gods Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao and put them to the Sword. Crucify them, their wives children, pets, co-workers, relatives down to the fifth generation twice removed. Crucify anyone even of the same name as the Rightists! Destroy them! Eliminate poverty and drug laws by simply killing anyone who disagrees. Finally, regulate everything down even to the number of pieces of toilet paper one may use to clean one's behind. Yes! A dictatorship of the People led by the Greatest Person of them All! Yes One World One Dictator One wonderful existence for the Believers. Destroy! Destruct! Ruin! Eliminate! Erase the very vocabulary of Conservative Thought! To The Wall With Them All! Let the Machine Guns Sing!

    Mich Gerber - Zumurud
    (Aug 25, 2007 - 08:20)
    Yes! Great Kaa ... you have escaped your basket for the moment have ye? Ah, the sounds of music so close to that of the delicious Loreena .... Kaa, you impudent boyo you! Why must you be so naughty! Oh, all right, I will give you a nice massage to cool your fevered brow. Yes, yes, I know, The Mighty Kaa does not have a Fevered Brow, .... perhaps we should refer to "The Mighty Kaa's Fevered Swollen Head?"

    Quickly now, Mighty Kaa, smile at the nice picture of Loreena and Avril and Sade and Koop and Janis and and and and ....

    Oh! You Naughty Naughty Boy!

    Back to sleep in the Basket, Mighty Kaa ...

    Heh heh heh

    after our La-La
    Ha ha

    Smoke City - Underwater Love
    (Aug 25, 2007 - 03:14)
    question: Why do half-way non native English speaking female singers do that mumbling kind of thing where they murmur at the mike and someone in the back 40 of the studio noodles around on a keyboard? And then it all gets reverbed, rewound, rehashed, revoxed and then someone starts squeezing that cloaca or whatever that little bag of noise is called someplace down South of the Land of Coke.

    This is repetitious and boring in a very stream of consciousness kind of electronic head-nodding way.

    I want to hear an Avril cover this and I want that geeky thing to go away and be replaced with a musical, multi-media, dildo.

    Goodbye and good night.

    I have insomnia.

    Widespread Panic - Traveling Light
    (Aug 25, 2007 - 03:05)
    Hey! More Cowbell!
    Melanie - Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
    (Aug 24, 2007 - 06:45)
    Hey now, you'all lighten up on Miss Melanie. What a lot of folks said earlier in this thread is true. She was (and still is, for that matter) an inspired musician with a very strong love of her faith and family. She's a stand up person. And her singing is NOT off-key ... the tonal qualities of her music were deliberately atonal to accentuate the particular poetry which she sang.

    MC 900 FT Jesus - The City Sleeps
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 13:32)
    Hate that little dog ...
    Habib Koité & Bamada - I Mada
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 13:12)
    Excellent, most excellent! There are some guitar chord changes in there which are so subtle as to be almost invisible, yet they are crucial and beautiful.
    Genesis - Firth Of Fifth
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 12:48)
    If you play the CD upside down you can hear the cowbell ... awesome performance no matter what. This is Symphonic Rock at it's best.

    Now, flip that CD over and groove on dat cowbell ....

    Ramasutra - Kwaidan
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 12:38)
    Ayee! Kagi-wah, Imna-dah! Ibii-Shii-Bii Jo paddi-Dah! Eye-Gu- Ap-Pu GI You Too Big GI!

    The Cranberries - Zombie (Live Acoustic)
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 07:10)
    FAY wrote:

    Mmmm. Probably not as much as you think, and certainly a lot less than in most of North America. You may want to find out about the Northern Irish peace agreement.

    Violence in Ireland ? Have you been to Philadelphia or Washington, DC, Lately? And other US cities where hand gun ownership by legitimate citizens is restricted? Yikes!

    VAST - Dead Angels
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 07:08)
    They grow on you !
    The Cranberries - Zombie (Live Acoustic)
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 07:06)
    Lead singer needs to clear some of that Phlegm out of the old vocal machine. Also, a bit too much trying to emulate Alanis Morrisette's yodels. Not good. Finally, the growls which are trying to be like The Delicious Icelandic Daughter of Mister Guðmunds ... well it doesn't quite do it for me.

    Harry Manx - Bring That Thing (live)
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 07:01)
    celadonstone wrote:

    I guess the Sopranos "that thing" shouldnt be confused with Lauryn Hill's "(Doo Wop)That Thing"....
    That's today's cultural literacy clarification. Thanks for tuning in.

    Or, as Mister R.J. would "Toast" "It's Bad, you know ..."

    Equation - Hard Underground
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 07:01)
    Yep they are definitely Good!
    Dar Williams - Another Mystery
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 07:00)
    natural_tools wrote:
    I find Dar to be close, but no cigar. She seems stuck on obvious rhymes and simple musical schemes. And she has a tendency to over-emphasize random words. "I don't WAAA to be.."

    She's not bad, but just not quite complex enough for me.

    Hang on a second .. that Cigar imagery ... OK, never mind, Bill Clinton is all over that already ...

    Otherwise, this album is a pretty decent Freshman Effort.
    Thomas Dolby - I Scare Myself
    (Aug 23, 2007 - 06:33)
    Ah Dear Tom, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Arcade Fire - Ocean of Noise
    (Aug 22, 2007 - 12:49)
    Hey! No Cowbell ... No Ten. That's it.
    Lizz Wright - Hit The Ground
    (Aug 22, 2007 - 12:41)
    This is the epitome of the contralto.

    Lovely in all ways.

    The Shins - Sea Legs
    (Aug 22, 2007 - 12:00)
    kcr89 wrote:
    Absolutley amazing....one of my favorites on the CD. I don't know much about it so, does anyone know why a non-swear word is censored in the CD booklet?? Or are all the lyric sites wrong??

    They are all wrong.

    John Scofield - A Go Go
    (Aug 22, 2007 - 11:39)
    Hey! if it had some cowbell I'd give it a Ten!

    El Lele De Los Van Van - High and Dry (w/ Radiohead)
    (Aug 22, 2007 - 07:57)
    Ah, que Guapa!. y qye, Cuba Libre!

    Embrazos mis Hermanos,


    The Real Tuesday Weld - Turn on the Sun Again
    (Aug 21, 2007 - 14:22)
    catrip wrote:


    It is a satirical stream of consciousness word picture of Ms. Tuesday Weld's unfortunate lifestyle.
    Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry
    (Aug 21, 2007 - 10:25)
    I'm going to hang this one out to dry. Too much whine in their White Stripes pseudo-paradigm.

    Ooooo, it rhymes ....

    John Lennon - #9 Dream
    (Aug 21, 2007 - 08:21)
    The photo of him is tragic.

    Look into his eyes and you see that he has already died.

    Premonition; prescience, who can say with certainty.

    He sang too many songs with "Number Nine" in the lyrics.

    Javier Paxariño - Temurá
    (Aug 21, 2007 - 08:04)
    rascal420 wrote:
    Where's my hookah? I forget

    Dude! it's like right here .. like next to the Oreo cookies and, uh, uh, uh the Doritos and uh, uh, I for got ..
    Golden Earring - Radar Love
    (Aug 15, 2007 - 15:34)
    OMG! I just remembered this funny story. About 10 years ago a couple of friends of mine from Music Row who are Gay, invited me to a local Gay bar along with some of the others in the shop. I thought it was cool and met up with them there -- seems I was the only one who didn't feel "threatened" by being a straight Christian Male going to a gay bar. Hey, beer is beer!

    Anyway, they had this group up playing music and one of their songs was this one -- only it was "Gay-Dar Love" OMG! I wish I had a tape of it .. it was a hoot. We all laughed so hard we almost pissed ourselves or on each other, I can't remember. There was a riff about Brenda Lee only in the song she was a female impersonator ... well, you get the idea ...

    Anyway, funny story.

    Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free
    (Aug 15, 2007 - 14:22)
    karljonasson wrote:
    Love the groove. Detest the message. I ain't joinin' together with nobody to free no one. Go back to Cuba.

    I think we could construe that this song is the "eternal victim" message spread by the likes of Je$$e Jack$son and Al $harpton. Could be. However, I tend to believe that you can extrapolate the message to mean all of us, irrespective of creed, color, national origin or sexual preference. We all have chains upon our souls and those chains will not fall away until Judgement Day.

    Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free
    (Aug 15, 2007 - 14:19)
    brighthue wrote:

    He should say "none of us is free" but, we won't hold it against him.

    None of us BE free ...
    Jimi Hendrix - Belly Button Window
    (Aug 15, 2007 - 13:56)
    "The Cry Of Love" was the first of the posthumous releases in the Jimi Hendrix catalog and probably the best as it collected most of the studio tracks that were either completed or very near completion before Hendrix died. Some of these tunes, like "Angel" and "Ezy Rider," have become well-known pieces in the Hendrix canon, but they sit alongside lesser-known gems like "Night Bird Flying" and the Dylanesque "My Friend." As we all know by now, Jimi Hendrix left behind more unreleased material than just about any other rock artist. Some tracks have rated as all-time classics ("Angel," "Drifting," etc.), while other highlights that appear on "The Cry Of Love" CD include "Beginning" (which contains a riff almost identical to the Stones "Bitch"), "Highway Chile," and "Izabella," a track premiered on a Dick Cavett TV show a year before Jimis untimely death. If youre a newcomer to Hendrix, dont start here, but if youre a serious Jimi fan searching for some interesting obscurities, "The Cry Of Love" CD is definitely worth the price if you can find it. Jimi Hendrix was unable to read or write music, so he recorded extensively in the studio-this explains why there are so many different versions of his songs that have been released at one time or another-and many of these different versions are so strikingly different that they are practically unrecognizable aside from sharing the same title. And though the Hendrix family has released "First Rays Of The New Rising Sun" and "South Saturn Delta", albums meant to be the definitive last word, they dont adequately replace the "Cry Of Love", "War Heroes", "Midnight Lightning" or "Crash Landing" CDs. As a matter of fact, many songs included on these out of print discs are otherwise unavailable on CD and thats a shame. So, again, I recommend grabbing this disc as well as the others Ive mentioned here if you are lucky enough to find them available as they have been permanently deleted. Good luck!!

    Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety
    (Aug 14, 2007 - 21:40)
    highwindows wrote:
    Love it - love it.
    Care not whether that oboe is synthesized or not!

    With headphones you can hear the musician take breath, so it is most likely live and real. Lovely too.
    The Beatles - Come Together
    (Aug 14, 2007 - 20:47)
    Beautiful song ... unfortunate pre-cursor to the Get Back debacle.

    Always a 10 from me for them.
    Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu
    (Aug 14, 2007 - 19:13)
    Jamunca wrote:
    Every time I hear this song come on Radio Paradise, I saque todas mis ropas y danza en un ajuste frenzied de la alegría pura, como percibo la grandeza que es paraíso de radio.

    /Thank you Babelfish
    //Apologies to anyone who actually knows Spanish
    ///Apologies if Babelfish wildly misinterprets my attempt at humor
    ////I guess what I mean to say is, I like this song. It's fun.

    Yikes! You realize I hope that the Babel Fish translation actually has you confessing of lustfullness towards barnyard animals? Ok, just your fave barn owl ... but goodness!

    OK, OK, just a joke ... Ayee! No No nunca mis Cajones! Aiyee!

    Ah, where was I .. oh yes, a song about loving to smoke the weed and a DJ at 5 in the morning, reminds me of the real old days of radio station XERA in Tijuana which broadcast over the border into San Diego with 50,000 watts and the Wolf Man ....

    Ai Caramba!

    Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
    (Aug 14, 2007 - 14:03)
    This is definitely growing on me .... Hey Rachid, have your peeps call my peeps, OK?

    Rolling Stones - Monkey Man
    (Aug 14, 2007 - 13:41)
    sonofpick wrote:
    I'm a cold italian pizza.

    I'm a quite large Scottish-American Haggis!

    Natalie Merchant - Sympathy for the Devil
    (Aug 14, 2007 - 13:37)
    Nope, this cover just doesn't do justice to the song. Mick Jagger's rendition IS the paradigm with layers of meaning and feeling which will probably never be equaled. I prefer the Stone's live version where you can hear the crunching of bones underneath the Hell's Angels steel-toed boots.

    As much as I like Nat Merchant's singing and unique voice, I vote eternally "no" on this song.

    Matter of fact I am going out and am going to buy some steel-toed boots and find some Hell's Angels and have them create some urolognia music on me for old time's sake.

    Lucinda Williams - I Lost It
    (Aug 13, 2007 - 23:29)
    Yo, Lucifer dude. Forget that EADG guy in DC and all dat stuff he want ...

    hummph ...


    Just Lucinda ...

    OK Lucifer, where do I be signing da parchment??

    The White Stripes - Ball And Biscuit
    (Aug 13, 2007 - 21:08)
    YEAH, find you a soapbox and shout it!

    The White Stripes know how to bust some rocks.

    Most excellent bass too ....

    Love 'em!
    Elmore James - Dust My Broom
    (Aug 07, 2007 - 18:50)
    This is good and I like Hound Dog Taylor's version too!
    Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
    (Aug 07, 2007 - 18:34)
    He sings of the one hundred million angels singing ... there are two more there now, Brother Johnny and the Love of his life who went Home before him and where they both dwell in Eternal Harmony.
    Squirrel Nut Zippers - Ghost of Stephen Foster
    (Aug 07, 2007 - 18:01)
    Oy Vey Gevalt!


    No Chupa, No Shtoopa


    Nich Steve Foster?

    Ha! gay kakken af en yam

    Ja! hock me in chinik!

    Yidishers Alles Leib!
    The Zookeepers - Beautiful World
    (Aug 07, 2007 - 15:41)
    And it is a beautiful world especially when a beautiful girl is sitting with me ... like right now at this instance listening with me to this song.

    My Beautiful Wife
    My Beautiful Companion
    My Beautiful Friend
    My Beautiful Confidant
    My Beautiful Buddy
    The Beautiful Mother of our children

    Yes, it IS a beautiful world.

    Rubén Blades - Bochinches
    (Aug 07, 2007 - 14:20)
    éste es mismo inspirational. la canción combina la influencia de los "Moors" de España antigua. Sí, tengo gusto de esto. Me recuerda vacaciones que gocé en Andalusia. Esta canción es igual que una mujer yo resolvió. Ella tenía ojos y pelo azules que era el color de las nubes.
    Leonard Cohen - The Future
    (Aug 07, 2007 - 13:59)
    Back up singers are the Dixie Hummingbirds, possibly?

    If not, I'll repent, eh?

    Yeah, it's a 10 with me ...

    Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    (Aug 07, 2007 - 13:51)
    The French Horn solo is unique and wonderful.

    Ah, The Chosen One ... if only I could meet Her.

    Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels
    (Aug 06, 2007 - 22:45)
    That poor girl:

    Her baby died;
    Only G-d and His Angels love her;
    The lock of hair
    from her dead son;
    She feels the golden cross;
    Will it soothe her agony and pain?

    Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days
    (Aug 06, 2007 - 22:35)
    Ah yes, those were indeed the days.

    When I first heard this I was young ..

    Now I am old .. but still I live and love ...

    Blind Melon - No Rain
    (Aug 06, 2007 - 22:15)
    OH Shannon, why did you leave us so ... you didn't need to go ...
    Led Zeppelin - That's The Way
    (Aug 06, 2007 - 20:01)
    You have all marveled at the wonderful talent we hear

    ... but have you really listened to the words and what they mean?

    There is such rich, deep and dark meaningfulness there that we must not ignore the message for us all ....

    Barenaked Ladies - Easy
    (Aug 06, 2007 - 15:37)
    Shorne wrote:
    If you don't get BNL you shouldn't really be here. RP is about people who understand music, not people who think Donny peaked when he did the Donny and Marie show. At least it used to be.(sigh)

    Donny and Marie are members of BNL ???


    Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money
    (Aug 05, 2007 - 20:58)
    Ah Warren, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Kings of Leon - Knocked Up
    (Aug 05, 2007 - 18:27)
    These boys are the Pride of Mount Juliet, TN. And rightly so. They are a fine group and fine young men, too.

    Of course, I'm a mite bit prejudiced.

    Rock on boys ....

    Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing
    (Aug 05, 2007 - 17:53)
    Oh Jimi, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Euphoria - Cowboys
    (Aug 05, 2007 - 16:03)
    Howdy Cowboy ... yeah, come on, ride me like a well worn saddle .... yee ha ... giddy up boy and get them spurs going ....

    Madrugada - Hard To Come Back
    (Aug 05, 2007 - 16:00)
    Interesting pronunciation --- "sounds like" "Carter Come Back" ... or maybe "Kotter Come Back" ...

    I'll take Gabe Kaplan ...

    Kate Bush - The Big Sky
    (Aug 05, 2007 - 15:59)
    HEY! I didn't hear a single Cow Bell! What be up wid dat my Homies?
    Van Morrison - Blue Money
    (Aug 04, 2007 - 16:37)
    And who's the back up female "meow" voice??

    Photographer smile
    Take a break for a while
    Take a rest, do your very best
    Take five, honey
    Five, honey

    Search in your bag
    Light up a fag
    Think it's a drag, but you're so glad
    To be alive, honey
    Alive, honey

    Say, when this is all over
    You'll be in clover
    We'll go out and spend
    All a your (blue money)
    Blue money (blue money)

    Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do

    Alright, (do-do) do-it

    Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do, do-do


    (do-do, do-do)

    Well the cameraman smiles
    Take a break for a while
    Do your best, your very best
    Take five, honey
    Take five

    Well, you search in your bag
    Light up a fag
    Think it's a drag, but you're so glad
    To be alive, honey
    Alive, honey

    Say, when this is all over
    You'll be in clover
    We'll go out and spend
    All a your (blue money)
    Blue money (blue money)


    Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do

    Alright (do-do)

    Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do (do-do)

    Alright (do-do)

    Get it!

    One more time

    Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do-do-you do, n' do-do-do-you-do
    'n-do-do (do-do)

    Hey! (do-do)

    Do-do-you-do, n'-do-do-you-do
    n' do-do-do-you-do, n' do-do-do-you-do

    Alright, do-do

    Say, when this is all over
    We'll be in clover
    We'll go out and spend all your

    (Breau money) breau money

    Blue money (blue money)

    Juice money, loose money

    Juice money, loose money, honey

    (do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
    What kind a money, honey?

    (do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
    Juice money, loose money

    (do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
    Blue money

    (do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
    Juice money

    (do-do-do, do-do-do-do)
    Loose money

    Blue money

    Hey! alright

    Juice money


    Long as you wanna be.
    Jimi Hendrix - My Friend
    (Aug 04, 2007 - 11:05)
    Oh Jimi, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    RJD2 - Ring Finger
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 15:04)
    creepy ... but in a good way ...

    Chuck Berry - Nadine
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 14:10)
    brighthue wrote:

    It's not a reference to the corporate monster known as Clear Channel. Some AM radio stations were revolutionary, as everything was relatively new and there were no rigid formats. Hit radio included anything that was popular or new and exciting and, after dark, many low-power stations went off the air to make way for the big power-houses like WBZ, WLS, etc. hence the term "clear channel."


    The original Clear Channel radio stations were placed in the AM radio spectrum by fiat of the FCC. They were the "CONELRAD" stations which were to remain on the air during Atomic War. There were two CONELRAD "channels" to which you would be told to tune your radio (If you have an older model AM only radio you can see the tiny upward-pointing delta symbol on the dial). The other Clear Channel stations were on AM radio channels which had no "competition" from other stations. Thus, you could be in Nashville and tune in radio station KGB in San Diego. Which I did frequently. Or you could be in San Diego and tune in WSM in Nashville, again something I did frequently.

    AM and FM radio stations are "channelized", meaning that they are given frequency allocation which allow them to have a certain pattern for transmission and power. Indeed, some stations have to share a channel, which is why you still occasionally will hear "daylight" and "nighttime" stations. Because of the changes in radio wave propagation, daytime stations have to sign off the air when the propagation conditions of daytime (short range) are replaced by the nighttime propagation (long range).

    The old Clear Channel CONELRAD stations were all equipped with emergency bomb shelters, generators, food and water and a set of teletype machines which sent test messages every 24 hours. In one monumental SNAFU/FUBAR, the old Office of Civil Defense sent out the wrong tape loop (Tape loops were pre-punched teletype tape which contained a message that was repeated over and over again). Instead of "this is a test" or words to that effect, the master operator sent out a tape which began with the phrase "HATEFULNESS, HATEFULNESS, HATEFULNESS". Which signaled that the following message was an actual alert of incoming atomic bombers and ICBMs from the Evil Empire.

    Significantly more than half of the stations which had the CONELRAD equipment failed to actually shut down or do anything about the message; but some stations did, causing a bit of panic in places like Chicago, where almost within seconds of each other, the big voices of radio went over to a pre-recorded transcription disk (old style, 16-2/3's rpm mono on a single side 12" disk). The government did a pretty good job of covering that up like a cat ina sand box, but there are existing taped station logs which have been preserved by the National Archives so you can hear the whole thing from start to finish.

    After that, the government put someone else in change of the tapes.

    The emergency network still exists and those "survivability" stations are still sponsored in part by the FEMA of Katrina fame.

    Ellen McIlwaine - Up From the Skies
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 13:25)
    maxmox wrote:
    Is that a skunk on yr shoulder Ellen?

    Nope, it's Rascal, her kitty. Ellen is instantly recognized by the Feline Race as being a Friendly Big Person.

    Elton John - Sixty Years On
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 12:00)
    The opening violins reminded me of something:

    Ah, yes ... "Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL"

    Ludovico Einaudi - Eden Roc
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 11:57)
    Marvelous ..
    Sting - Desert Rose
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 11:32)
    Am I the only one who hears "Now she's living in East L.A."?

    Mondgreens Forever it seems.....

    Nick Drake - Which Will
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 10:33)
    Ah Young Nick, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    The Who - The Seeker
    (Aug 03, 2007 - 09:59)
    Nice to hear those piano riffs -- they got used again in Tommy.

    Kings of Leon - Knocked Up
    (Aug 02, 2007 - 23:54)
    Sounds like a very apt commentary on Baby Mommas

    Chris Rea - Road to Hell
    (Aug 02, 2007 - 23:33)
    trekhead wrote:

    Who's the stool pigeon?

    Gee, I hope he doesn't get dumped.

    Oi Va Voi - Yuri
    (Aug 02, 2007 - 14:49)
    גוּט טַק אִים בְּטַגְֿא שְ וַיר דִּיש מַחֲזֹור אִין בֵּיתֿ הַכְּנֶסֶתֿ טְרַגְֿא
    James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band - Caravan
    (Aug 01, 2007 - 19:41)
    fredriley wrote:

    Trombone, I reckon. Was a version of this used in Terry Gilliam's film "Brazil"? I've seen the film a few times and the melody sounds familiar.

    The same.

    Band =

    Acoustic piano
    Acoustic Double Contra-bass
    Trumpet with wah-wah hat
    Baritone Saxophone
    Alto Saxophone
    Acoustic guitar

    Rodrigo y Gabriela - Stairway to Heaven
    (Aug 01, 2007 - 19:38)
    and they are really a cute couple !

    Janis Joplin - Move Over
    (Aug 01, 2007 - 16:11)
    We miss you Girlfriend!

    Euphoria - Fire In The Hole
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 21:52)
    You should hear Ken do 12-string slide .....
    Bering Strait - Porushka-Paranya
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 21:32)

    Vince Guaraldi Trio - Cast Your Fate To The Wind
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 20:44)
    Oh Vince, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Hooverphonic - No More Sweet Music
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 20:39)
    An attempt at soul music with the Singing Strings.
    Hem - Half Acre
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 20:37)
    That's a cute lil' bunny on the album cover. Othwise, pretentious and screechy.
    Ray LaMontagne - You Can Bring Me Flowers
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 20:34)
    I like carnations.

    Red Ones.

    Thank you.
    Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 20:33)
    Oh Dear Marvin, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Ray Charles - I've Got a Woman
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 20:31)
    It is a song, nothing more unless your own personal predilection causes you to make something more of it.

    That's what music is all about, unless you have forgotten that important factoid.

    Paul Simon - I Know What I Know
    (Jul 31, 2007 - 19:06)
    For the xenophobic complainers ... the back up singers are making what musicologists refer to as "Natural Harmony Music". That means, for the dullards out there, that it is the most pure of vocalizations brought forth from the God-given Instrument of their voices.

    Thanks you, and Good Night.

    Chicago - I'm A Man
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 22:10)
    renlat wrote:

    Time flies...
    Probably Place des Nations, same place I saw Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Those were the days my friend !!!

    Place des Nations. A buddy and I had driven up in my VW Bug while on leave from Fort McNair. Met two nice Canadian girls who were hitch hiking and carried them along. We saw Chicago, ate all kinds of weird foreign food, learned to curse in Quebecoise, and I got a parking ticket from the police. Went back home and two weeks later got my orders for Vietnam.

    And Yes, Chicago was terrific!

    Patty Griffin - Stay on the Ride
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 22:00)
    healyf52 wrote:
    How does a nice little white girl wind up with such a smokin' funky soul?

    Heh ... Once Black, never back!

    Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 21:58)
    Bill, I can't find the "11" rating ... it has to be here someplace ..

    This is The Paradigm ... der ur-Quelle
    Hot Tuna - Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 21:21)
    Oh Yeah! Papa John Creech you are serenading the Heavenly Choir now. RIP Old Man and Bless Your Heart.

    Neil Young - Powderfinger
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 14:10)
    Young revolutionary man is at home with his mom and family;

    The authorities come for him;

    He grabs daddy's rifle;

    Daddy's told him not to be a coward;

    They shoot first;

    He shoots back;

    They shoot it out;

    He is shot;

    He dies.

    End of another story about the evils of Big Government so adroitly sung by Neil Young.

    Goldfrapp - Lovely Head
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 13:43)
    OMG! She has something stuck in her throat .. quick, Heimlich!

    Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 13:32)
    Oh Dear Janis, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Angélique Kidjo - Salala (w/ Peter Gabriel)
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 12:03)
    I have all of her albums and am convinced that her vocal talents are among the very best of the best.

    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 12:02)
    Oh Freddie, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Peter Tosh - Johnny B. Goode
    (Jul 30, 2007 - 11:35)
    I-Ree, Mon ...

    Gomez - 78 Stone Wobble
    (Jul 29, 2007 - 20:38)
    Gaffer really needs to fix that mic connection.
    Tracy Chapman - Crossroads
    (Jul 29, 2007 - 20:34)
    siandbeth wrote:
    I was at a Ben Harper show years ago in the "guests of Ben Harper" area (went w/ a friends record exec housemate) and was musing about the Tracy Chapman wanna-be I was sitting by. Then I realized it WAS Tracy Chapman. Then I felt like a chump. I was really depressed to see how BH had to cosy up to the Record Company people at that show - everyone's wives wanted their picture taken with him and so he had to sit there with a photographer getting about 30 snapshots taken with these people who were just smitten with him! Yikes. It was an ugly glimpse into the world of recording artists/recording execs. I was happy to get down on the dancefloor away from it.

    It is much worse than that ... the best way I can describe it is with this great emoticon:

    Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
    (Jul 29, 2007 - 14:26)

    Love One Another no matter what; no matter whom or what relationship, for better or worse.

    Says it all ..

    Big Brother And The Holding Company - I Need A Man To Love
    (Jul 29, 2007 - 13:11)
    Oh Janis, I KNOW you need a man ... please, please let it be me? OK? Please .. it'll only take a couple minutes .. I promise!

    Ahh Janis why did you have to leave us so soon ....

    David Bowie - Sound and Vision
    (Jul 29, 2007 - 11:40)
    Misterfixit wrote:
    Aside from all the other greatness of this album. This track's bass line is total killer.

    Can I hear an "Amen"?

    Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    (Jul 29, 2007 - 10:51)
    I wish he would stop smoking ...
    Blackfield - End of the World
    (Jul 29, 2007 - 10:35)
    Gee ... makes me want to go do some cutting and purging.

    Perez Prado - Mambo No.5
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 22:42)
    Sr. Prado is truly an icon and along with that gal with all the bananas on her head .. well, awesome when seen on a black and white TV set with a 6 inch screen and rabbit ears right after the Howdy Doody Show.



    PS Now you know where these dancing bananas come from!

    Señor Coconut - Humo En El Agua (Smoke on The Water)
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 22:38)
    Heh heh ... Awesome!

    Reminds me of when I was in Thailand in 1975 .. I heard a Thai rock band play this and all the words were in Thai ... It still rocked pretty good.

    This one, Humo and so forth ... well, I guess every dog has it's day and every cat it's rat.

    Savoy Brown - Train to Nowhere
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 19:19)
    You all should hear Kim's latest album ... yeah, it's a ten too ....
    Bonobo - Nitelight
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 16:42)
    Interesting guitar intro riff ... almost identical to "Sally Go Round the Roses".
    Ramasutra - Kwaidan
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 15:15)
    That 36" Chinese Gong reminds me of "Chan-du! The Magician!"

    I checked on it ... it's a 28" Zildjian with sizzler rivets hanging on a vertical rack. Very sexy if you are into percussion like I am ....
    T Bone Burnett - I'm Going On A Long Journey Never To Return
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 14:38)
    pannaramma wrote:

    I don't get it either.

    We grow older every moment;
    We have such a bad relationship;
    I become depressed;
    A cold breath blows across my scalp;
    The cold, cold breath of dysfunction;
    I'm crazy, you're crazy, we are all crazy;
    Madness sometimes rules my life;
    I just can't understand you;
    Why do you make me feel so low?
    There is no one I love more than you,
    There is no one i hate more than you;
    We grow older every moment;

    (c) 2007 misterfixit, llc, productions, brentwood, tn, usa, marcas registradas.

    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 14:07)
    Oh Stevie, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Loreena McKennitt - The Gates of Istanbul
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 09:45)
    electronicshaman wrote:
    that cover is so mysterious, I want to know what is inside that tent!

    such a beautiful song too

    Loreena is in there waiting for you:

    YOU: Walk towards the tent;

    LMcK: Calls out "Our Hearts are Beating"

    YOU: Notice a Peculiar looking Stone at the entrance;

    LMcK: Sings "Slumber ..."

    YOU: Try to Pick Up the Stone;

    LMcK: Sings " ... you will see .."

    YOU: Attempt to take your hand away from Stone, realize it is really a snapping turtle named Clyde;

    LMcK: Tells Bill to Change the song

    YOU: Scream Loudly: NO! I'm not finished yet!

    Queen - Keep Yourself Alive
    (Jul 28, 2007 - 08:47)
    Ah Freddie, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 20:08)
    Ellen sure has some pipes and plays a mean slide too.

    I've known of her since the late 1970's when she was wrangling with her then-label and the producers in suits who tried to push of a bunch of crap songs on her. I saw her a couple times in the DC area in '77 I think and finally met her then too. She is very gracious, a beautiful lady (then AND now, I might add) and has one of the most under-appreciated musical talents ever. Even though her earliest albums were more over-produced with pop stuff, even then she did a great job.

    I urge all who appreciate her to go to her web site and sign the guest book, then use the RP site to buy her albums. You won't regret it ...

    Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 19:41)
    34bogas wrote:

    Convengo con usted. Tienen un sonido único. Tengo gusto de "Tucanes de Tijuana" también, así explicar mis intereses de la música no puede ser hecha.

    Embrazos mi amigo estimado ..
    Django Reinhardt - Limehouse Blues
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 19:28)
    Hey we need more Cowbell!!!

    George Winston - Spanish Caravan
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 18:44)
    I can't wait until a musician covers this by playing the Dual Pedal Harmonium.

    Santana - Oye Como Va
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 17:43)
    Yo! Homes ... eso si que es, Vato! Vamos a Atzlan!

    Ola Bill, can you play Cheech and Chong's version of "Beaners" next?

    Tom Jones & The Cardigans - Burning Down The House
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 15:36)
    Oh My God

    Subdudes - Late At Night
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 15:31)
    One more reason to restore New Orleans to it's former glory.

    Kathryn Williams - Flicker
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 15:21)
    ProfessorFrink wrote:
    Is it so wrong that this song makes me wonder what Kathyrn Williams looks like naked? Hell, that's worth a 7 alone.

    Gentlemen don't tell, but just between you and I ... fairly nice except for the pierced ... uhhh, sorry , too much information ...

    Check back wid la later Homes ... Yo.

    Kathryn Williams - Flicker
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 15:19)
    Just a flicker .. ahhhh, Butterfly Kisses ....

    Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes / Hey Julia / Sneakin' Sally
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 15:10)
    Oh Robbie, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle with You
    (Jul 27, 2007 - 10:36)
    Clowns to the Right of Me; Jokers to the left ...

    Kind of reminds me of my long days at the Pentagon.

    Björk - Big Time Sensuality
    (Jul 26, 2007 - 18:49)
    davin wrote:


    That's a great animated gif ... awesome work!

    Electric Flag - Killing Floor
    (Jul 26, 2007 - 14:53)
    I remember every stereo in the Barracks blasting this song when the album first arrived in the PX at Fort Bragg. The album only lasted a day until the generals decided it was subversive and ordered it out.

    The combination of the voice of Lyndon Baines Johnson ("I ahm You're President") and then the sarcastic, mocking vocals and music .. well, this is the paradigm of the anti-war movement in my opinion.

    Damn! I love this album -- along with Steppenwolf (Don't Tell Me What to Do") were most played in the barracks.

    Rolling Stones - Midnight Rambler
    (Jul 26, 2007 - 14:49)
    This is the Quintessential Mick Jagger ... the first time I saw him do this I just stood there and stared like he was a space alien.

    KT Tunstall - Other Side of the World
    (Jul 26, 2007 - 00:14)
    Her music is growing on me. Very nice ballad!

    Steve Miller Band - Song For Our Ancestors
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 13:07)
    AlienRelic wrote:

    Amazing!!! BS on about five different levels.

    You got that right! We bought only the finest blank cassette tapes, those chrome ones -- remember?. And sat around our Nixon Organized listening post doing nothing more than sucking up a zillion regular and pirate radio stations, the CB's that the protesters used, and the various tv channels. It was sweet. Spying on all of those long hair hippy freeks, and their puppet roader running dog collaborator commie pinko hippie weirdo doper braless barefoot hemp wearing benighted foolish flower children!

    Ahhh, but at the end of the day it turned out they were right and I was wrong. The worm turns, don't ya know ...

    Decoursey Squire my sweet, where are you now?

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Time to Go Home
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 13:02)
    He looks a lot like John Lindt ...
    The New Pornographers - My Rights Versus Yours
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 12:39)

    Steve Miller Band - Song For Our Ancestors
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 11:46)
    I first heard this on WHFS in Bethesda, MD (102.3 for the real old folks). It came on about 0300 in the morning when I was working at the Pentagon. We, of course, had it captured to our 1/2" tape system and believe me when I tell you that we made so many cassette copies of that one song we ran out of official tax-payer purchased cassettes.

    It is simply awesome in it's imagery. I am so incredibly sorry that I no longer still have the 10" reel to reel of that night's music. There was a very nautical scheme to about 2 hours of the broadcast that was just simply the best radio I had ever heard. There was even a parody voice track about a sailing ship flogging and the guy crying out 'Oh Yes!"

    The Smithereens - A Girl Like You
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 11:01)
    papaman wrote:
    Words that ryhme with you: two, flue, true, blue, clue,... try using them next time.

    hoo, sue, moo, due, do, do-do, foo, foo-foo, boo, ewwwww

    Sam & Dave - Soul Man
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 10:56)
    ThirdRail_33 wrote:
    One of the rare cases where a cover (i.e. The Blues Brothers), is better than the original.

    Consider that it was recorded in one take with a four track analog machine and sparsely miked .. well, comparing this version to that of the Blues Brothers with Paul leading the show -- like trying to criticize some of Edison's early efforts like the Jubilee Singers of 1914.
    Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 10:53)
    go_ski_mully wrote:
    What does Mick mean when he says "...and if you want to honey, you can cream on me"?

    He sings:

    " ... if you want to, you can cream on me ..." a polite rendition of Bukkake, I suppose.

    Ewwww, TMI

    Béla Fleck - Moonlight Sonata
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 10:43)
    Hummmmm .. shades of Spike Jones ... clever and strangely attractive .. compelling perhaps ...

    Tracy Chapman - Mountain O' Things
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 10:20)
    I feel that many of the negative comments I read about Ms Chapman stem from a subconscious dislike of the actual message in the song. Sadness, loneliness, racial prejudice, abuse, poverty ... all trigger words which mean something very different to people depending upon whether they are liberal, conservative, Libertarian, Communist, Socialist, Atheist, Christian, Jewish, Pagan, Muslim or Infidel.

    Add that mind-set to the fact that she is not the paradigm of the beautiful African-American female performer ... at least not to a White person ... and there appears to me to be a bit of hypocritcal smugness on the part of the negative reviewers' commentary.

    From what I have read about her and from seeing a live performance, I think she is incredibly talented, a very proficient musician, and heartily dedicated to her creation of meaningful lyrics and music.

    The Europeans who write complaining about her continued focus on the poverty of racial harmony in the USA don't have a clue; any comment they might make is trivial unless they are living or have lived in the US for the years it requires to truly understand the archtypical USA culture.

    I enjoy Tracy Chapman's music because it is to me very topical and most times cutting edge criticism.

    Ledward Kaapana - Radio Hula
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 10:01)
    Awesome ...

    Sol Ho'opii" is another great one:

    Naked Barbies - Itch
    (Jul 25, 2007 - 09:39)
    This is good ole Rock and Roll ... Most Excellent Dude!

    Fleetwood Mac - Jewel Eyed Judy
    (Jul 24, 2007 - 22:12)
    Kiln House is an album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). This is the first of the post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac albums, and their last album to feature Jeremy Spencer. Christine McVie was present at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals and cover art, although she was not a full member of the band until shortly after the album's completion.

    Spencer's retro 50s homages and parodies dominate the album, but Danny Kirwan's more sincere songs are almost equally prominent. "Buddy's Song" is credited to Buddy Holly's mother, but is actually the song "Peggy Sue Got Married" with new lyrics listing a great many Buddy Holly song titles.

    From the F.M. wiki

    An early version of Kirwan's instrumental "Earl Gray", entitled "Farewell", was later released on the compilation "The Vaudeville Years".
    Alison Brown - Deep North
    (Jul 24, 2007 - 22:05)
    Did the digi player just say "wack-a Dack-a Do" at the end????

    The Essex Green - Rue De Lis
    (Jul 24, 2007 - 18:11)
    aristoteles wrote:

    I hear I hear,...

    Well golly there are only so many chords you can play with three fingers and no barre.

    Anyway, I like the song and have ordered the album.

    So there.


    Patty Griffin - Heavenly Day
    (Jul 24, 2007 - 16:07)
    Lotus_Miata wrote:

    I would have liked seeing Jeff Buckley sing it, too. Great song!

    I would like to see either Boy George or Tiny Tim sing this. OR maybe a duet. Oh oh, wait! Dude! I got it,

    Tiny Tim, Boy George AND Marilyn Manson.

    Patty Griffin - Heavenly Day
    (Jul 24, 2007 - 16:05)
    Great voice. A little bit like


    or maybe vice versa, but nevertheless. First Class Vocalist.

    Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
    (Jul 24, 2007 - 10:32)
    DoctorHooey wrote:

    In the second solo section? Sounds to me like an organ put thru a fuzzbox. There's an alto sax in the background, but I'm pretty sure that out-front solo instrument is not a sax.

    Thanks! That's sounds right considering the times ... it sounds right too!



    Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
    (Jul 24, 2007 - 10:27)
    Is that a tenor or an alto sax? Sounds almost like a bass clarinet ?



    Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 18:37)
    Ah Stevie Ray, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Yello - The Rhythm Divine
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 18:24)
    pannaramma wrote:

    Give her a break. She's a Senior Singer. Still got some pipes though.

    Actually she didn't muff any of the notes. She is singing in full bodied and wide range voice; there are harmonics in there that make some notes "sound" like they are off by a few cents. Not so. Sort of like a 12-string guitar when you strum a particular note in which the harmonics re-combine and cause sympathetic vibrations.

    Anyway, Dame Shirley causes me to have some vibrations, that's for sure. She is a National Treasure. Good to see HM Elizabeth recognized it and gave her a Gong.

    Oh, plus she is very hot. She is 70 and still hot. Go to her website and lust your hearts out.

    Quannum - I Changed My Mind
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 18:13)
    Poor breath control, poor ennunciation. Poor connection with drum line. Poor guy.

    Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Scherzo and Trio
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 16:18)
    Ah, Maestro Jeffes, why did you have to leave us so soon? RIP!

    Oi Va Voi - Yuri
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 13:51)
    exonic wrote:
    bryan loves that picture! Very nice!

    You should see the back of it. Yikes! TMI

    Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of the World Party
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 13:49)
    handyrae wrote:

    I know! I got the CD and have only listened to it twice. I couldn't get through it the last time before the organ drove me insane. As a whole the album is pretty horrible, but this song (and one other, but I can't remember the name) are pretty good.

    My organ has driven me insane a few times, but I digress. Sorry

    Neil Young - Long May You Run
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 13:28)
    TexasAggies wrote:
    Love the backup vocal interval on the chorus, just beautiful! Go Neil!

    Hey Alpine, me too man, I used to have a '65 Mustang back in high school. Never got over that car, I had to sell it as it was costing me too much in repairs when I was in college. Perfect tribute song for those special more-than-just-transportation cars that have a place in our hearts.


    Lord, lord, don't we know that!

    I had a 1950 Kaiser Traveler that spent more time in the Auto Body Shop (where I was a willing student because the counselors decided I wouldn't amount to anything "professional" - oops sorry you old turds, guess you were wrong again ..heh).

    Anyway, I and Dear April of the 4'11" red hair and freckles (which she called angel kisses when I -- ahem - kissed them) went down to Ensenada (in those days you didn't have to be over 18 or have a passport to cross the border) and spend the most fantastic weekend together eating Mexican Barbecued lobster and enjoying our youth. Of course, the Kaiser wouldn't start and just as we thought we were stranded, a couple of older men came up and I told them the situation. One of them says "Hey, no problem, I used to work at the factory before it closed"

    OMG! we were on the road again.

    Ah April, my First Love ....

    The Be Good Tanyas - Ootischenia
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 13:22)
    stratrjb wrote:
    I like this, great group, go see them live if you can. They are incredible!

    Anyone have any thoughts on this album? Compared to the last two?

    This album has more inventiveness and seems tighter. But, I have all of their albums and they are, well, they are Great.

    Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 12:59)
    Egrey wrote:

    That is a shame.

    Heroin chic, I suppose .. but then we shouldn't gloat at her distress. Poor lady, there are so many emotions and other stuff going around inside a real artist's head that we ordinary mortals have no way of knowing most of the time.

    I mean think of the music which must flow through her brain all the time .. almost like a skitzo hearing The Voices.

    This is the face of The Damned, indeed.

    Bless her heart

    Eels - Things the Grandchildren Should Know
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 12:19)
    Amen from a Grandfather
    Jerry Garcia - Deal
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 12:13)
    jbtidwell wrote:
    I'm driving down 78 going from Athens to Atlanta to see the Dead at the Omni, its 2 weeks before the end of Spring Semester --- the windows are down, Jerry is blasting and I can't get to the lot fast enough!

    those were simple, good times

    You can never travel too far to hear the Dead!
    Bob Dylan - Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 12:04)
    Ah yes, the "Drillin' on the wall"

    Quite a bon mot from Mister Zimmerman.

    This is of all Dylan poetry my absolute favorite.
    Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 11:43)
    Poor Amy .. looks like she is fading away and in love with The Pipe.

    Bless Her Heart

    Janis Joplin - Get It While You Can
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 11:41)
    Oh Janis, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot
    (Jul 23, 2007 - 11:37)
    OMG Patti Smith my Love!

    First heard her "Gloria" from the Wild Horses Album on WHFS in Bethesda, MD (102.9 for the real oldies here). I called the station and got Cerphe on the phone "Who is THAT? I got to have that Album!". Cerpe says, yu ain't the first one to ask ....

    I played that CD until I wore it out ....

    Oh Patti, just, just, look over here at me, please ... I'll do, uhhh anything, uhhh...

    Oh, well, OK, yeah, I know about the husband and kids and stuff ... well, ok, Patti, uh how 'bout if we just hang out?

    Uh, no?

    OK, but like we are still friends, right?

    Sly & the Family Stone - Dance To The Music
    (Jul 22, 2007 - 20:55)
    winter wrote:

    Well, he's a superhero - not a robot, a figure skater, or an advertising logo. So he's cool.

    Mainly because he is wearing that form-fitting, clinging spandex suit.

    Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
    (Jul 22, 2007 - 19:46)
    Misterfixit wrote:
    I used to scoff at this song and think "ah well another bunch of naive peaceniks".

    Not any longer. I am a slow learner but I got it now.

    I just scrolled down and read the comments from before my post. Really folks ... this is great troubadour music. Shade of Woody Senior singing about the WPA.

    OH, BTW, I did a lovely tour of duty in Vietnam, 1967-68 and came home mostly in one piece, so when I say "I know what war is .." --- I do.

    Peace, Out.

    Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World
    (Jul 22, 2007 - 19:43)
    I used to scoff at this song and think "ah well another bunch of naive peaceniks".

    Not any longer. I am a slow learner but I got it now.

    Led Zeppelin - Bron-y-aur Stomp
    (Jul 22, 2007 - 13:55)
    Ah yes:

    "when you're old and your eyes are dim,
    Ain't no shit gonna happen again .."

    By golly, I do believe he's Got It!

    Jimi Hendrix - Pali Gap
    (Jul 22, 2007 - 13:34)
    Ah Jimi, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    Ane Brun - This Voice
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 20:59)
    double E flat Sousaphone most likely.

    Very nice. European rotary valves, etc.

    Nope, I misspoke just like Nixon used to do all the time.

    Upright Kohn Silver Bell Tuba, E flat tuned; piston valves.

    Zebe Mann and Red Callender -- the Maestro's memories live again!

    Yes, Tubalicious indeed.

    Olivia Ruiz - J'traîne des pieds
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 18:55)
    When I hear French music I always marvel that despite their virulent antisemitism their music uses the clarinet riffs so common to klezmer.
    The Be Good Tanyas - Ootischenia
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 18:37)
    Oh Baby, I am NOT going to stop you! You won't get it wrong ...

    Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 18:32)
    healyf52 wrote:
    I just can't get past that, to me, David Byrne sounds just like 'Alfalfa' from Litte Rascals.

    I never liked TH. Hell, to each his own.

    Uhhh, like you didn't know he was? Dude!

    R.L. Burnside - Glory Be
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 17:35)
    Yeah, I don't bother nobody ...

    Yeah, dat's me, Glory be
    See, don't ya see
    It's all about
    Mister R.L. Bee.

    God Bless and Keep him, Mr Burnside was an Icon ...

    Here's a "Toast", yes it is ...

    The Dandy Warhols - Sleep
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 17:13)
    musikalia wrote:
    I know the feeling.
    ...not just the feeling you get when the alarm goes off in the morning.

    But this is a song about death and dying ... as in sleeping FOREVER.

    Still, it's great Dandy Warhols stuff ...

    Luv 'em!

    Tom Waits - Hold On
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 16:47)
    Between Maestro Waits and Maestro Leonard Cohen, I would be hard put to say which has the more wonderfully expressive voice and poetry. Both are magnificent paradigms of the modern troubadour.

    The Smiths - Handsome Devil
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 16:03)
    This is definitely S&M .. Cracking a Whip and all of that .. Nasty, catch my hands ... on the conjugal bed ...


    Blue Man Group - Time To Start
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 15:58)
    It better live -- with the various stagecraft which they use. And of course the Blue Splashing Paint.

    In a moment, it will be time to execute Rock Concert Movement Number 9 ... "Repeat After Me: Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine" ...

    The Clash - This is Radio Clash
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 15:50)
    All right! I'm healed! Yes! I dancing now without my walker!
    Oh, oh, wait,

    Oh help me, I've fallen and I can't get uppppppp

    Kíla & Oki - Ni Liom Fein
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 15:14)
    Why Faith and Begorra! Dance ye Leprechauns! Aye, 'tis music of the Spheres indeed!. Lovely my Dear, simply Lovely!

    Beck - Think I'm In Love
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 14:49)
    Yep love does make you nervous ....

    Jerry Garcia - Bird Song
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 13:59)
    Ah Jerry, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    KT Tunstall - Another Place to Fall
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 13:57)
    westslope wrote:

    LOL! Won't find too many people in my peer group that admit to listening to Avril Lavigne....

    I must admit that the tune is catchy and the whole song is rather well put together.

    New music!

    Heh, I listen to everything. Avril and Pink are two artists whose songs portray teen age angst just as did the ducktailed singers of my era (the 1950's & early 60's).

    Now, what IS KT's first name, anyway?

    Cheers from Music City, USA

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Light Up Ya Lighter
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 13:20)
    I-Ree Mon .. you got da ganja, you got da Em-Sixteen .. you get da higher den da fyer .. I-Ree mon, smoke de weed, keep up da feed, general's word ya never heed, so scared ya just peed; I-Ree Mon, Ja knows mon...

    Dang I'm hungry again, where are the Oreos?

    Big Brother And The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 12:59)
    Oh Janis, why did you have to leave us so soon?

    We miss you.

    Joan Osborne - Crazy Baby
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 12:48)
    She's a very gracious and witty lady. If you are nearby, she is at the Nugget in Sparks, NV tonight and there are some tickets left.
    The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 12:35)

    Well, hey, that boy needs a Coconut, that's what!

    Give him a little discipline too ..

    Naughty Boy!!!

    Take that you Naughty Boy!
    Peter Schilling - Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst)
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 12:00)
    Ach! Alles ist verloren
    Smoke City - Underwater Love
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 11:41)
    "You eyes are closed and there is a smile on your face"


    And with that French Accent too ...

    Help Me Elvis!

    Madrugada - Hands Up - I Love You
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 11:25)
    They must wake up really early in the morning ..... madrugadores
    John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 11:21)
    fdobbs wrote:

    Is that not the greatest line of all time??? :)

    Yep! Matter of fact Diane and I have raised four of the finest kids ever with just that guidance.

    None of them can carry a tune in a bushel basket, but that's no big deal compared to their other wonderful accomplishments.

    See, all this music IS really your Framework of Life.

    James McMurtry - Choctaw Bingo
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 11:02)
    Now why does this sound a bit like The Beatles and "he's got jumbo gum-boots"???

    Must be the rhythm pattern.

    James McMurtry - Choctaw Bingo
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 11:00)
    Daveinbawlmer wrote:



    Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 10:59)
    Ah Jimi, why did you have to leave us so soon? Ah well, you and Janis and all the others are up there in that Eternal Rock and Roll Band. I'm praying for tickets to front row seats if I get up there!

    Bryan Ferry - Goin' Down
    (Jul 21, 2007 - 10:44)
    Yech, this is not so hot. Albert and Hound Dog are turning over in their graves.

    Of course, I've not ever liked Bryan Ferry, so I be predisposed towards giving this cut a "two".

    The Wailin' Jennys - Starlight
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:48)

    August 31, 2007
    Jamestown, CA The Strawberry Music Festival
    Camp Mather,
    Jamestown, CA Time: TBA
    Tickets: $50
    Website: The Strawberry Music Festival

    Austin Lounge Lizards - Highway Cafe of the Damned
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:41)
    They actually have Cactus Plugging on their minds.
    AC/DC - Highway to Hell
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:39)
    Good ole Acca Dacca .. their flame burns brightly!
    R.B. Morris - Hell On A Poor Boy
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:33)
    DownHomeGirl wrote:
    Cool. I like RB. He's a bit derranged but that makes him more fun to talk to.

    Deranged? Ah, let's just say Brother Morris is a mite bit eccentric.

    Together with Jeffrey Steele he has that certain poetical combination which works for me.

    Ry Cooder - The Very Thing That Makes You Rich
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:21)
    Well, let's start a new thread now, shall we? All the politcos have had their little rants.

    Ry is most interesting ...

    His latest effort is terrific .. good old Buddy the Cat.

    He has, along with Leo Kottke and John Prine pretty much resurrected the full flavor of the very early days of American Minstrel music.

    If you think this sounds great, you should hear his 12-string slide guitar work. OMG!
    The Heptones - Book of Rules
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:19)
    Paul Simon - Under African Skies
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:18)
    Remember the flak he took over Kodachrome? Like his home town was going to take down the "Paul Simon Slept Here" sign.
    Paul Simon - Under African Skies
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:15)
    Cachatons wrote:
    sure it wasn't the shorts?

    It was her boobs most likely.

    Gooding - First Lullabye
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:12)
    amcallis wrote:
    Anyone else hear that skip at the beginning every time this song is played?

    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

    Move along now Citizen, there is nothing of interest here.

    That was a dub error I think.

    Doves - Almost Forgot Myself
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 22:10)
    I have always like the Doves, but this album is not produced very well. Meaning, there are tracks which follow but which are not complimentary. That makes the album sort of jittery feeling. Plus, as long as I am Monday-morning quarterbacking, whoever remixed the various tracks put in some really crappy synth stuff which is also jarring.

    OK, if I am so smart why aren't I their producer.

    Uh, like cause I am someone else's producer?

    Rock on!

    The Be Good Tanyas - Human Thing
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 21:59)
    BGT's are presently blasting, I mean blasting from my 7.1 sound system. Neighbors are having a mite bit noisy pool party. So, I figure if I crank up the volume and really use some of the 1,000 watts RMS that my Tube Amps put out ..well it's enjoyable to say the least and I don't have to listen to a bunch of Nuveau RIche folks in speedos and thongs. I jut put in a new set of Svetlana Company tubes in the final amp and they are sweet!

    OK, back to Radio Paradise and a Corona with Lime.

    Yes, life is very sweet.

    Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 21:00)
    Poor Marvin. Ah well, he is a soloist in the Eternal Choir now, that's for sure.

    Bless his heart and forgive his father.

    Johann Sebastian Bach - Toccata in D minor
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 20:44)
    What a great combination: Joe Bach and Ed Biggs.

    As Donovan once sang: "Oh! They were gods in those days, and gods they were!"

    Virgil Fox, eat your heart out ...
    B-52's - Rock Lobster
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 16:13)
    The Spike Jones and the City Slickers of Our World ...

    "Watch out for that Piranha!"

    Chris Isaak - I Want Your Love
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 16:04)
    Ive seen and heard Roy Orbison and now I have seen and heard his Clone ...

    Good work Son
    Barenaked Ladies - Everything Had Changed
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 15:58)
    It's cool to be weird. Love that concertina and French accordion music ...

    I think I like the Flaming Lips version about the same, too ...
    Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 14:05)
    Ah Yes, Amy, Once Black, never back ....
    Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 13:12)
    The Brothers are absolutely an Icon of their era.

    I've talked with George several times and he is doing a great service for Christian Music:


    Also, my mother's family were Chambers and we are all cousins. Seems there were quite a number of White Chambers at the last Chambers reunion and vice versa.

    Would you believe that the Brothers have never received a penny in royalties for "Time".

    Got to love the Suits and their contracts.

    Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 11:25)
    Not an authentic vinyl album cover without the working zipper.

    Oh yeah, and to answer the unspoken question, that's a sock in his pocket.
    Tracy Bonham - Something Beautiful
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 10:49)
    Has a bit of an Avril LaVigne in her voice. Song poetry is very good, however

    Oi Va Voi - Yuri
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 10:41)
    The Eagles - Journey Of The Sorcerer
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 04:35)
    Bet you didn't ever think of the banjo as a concert instrument.

    There are Samisen concert bands in Japan, so why not a Banjo band here in the USA?

    Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
    (Jul 20, 2007 - 04:25)
    I keep enjoying this and other Amy Winehouse tracks. Her band is really what pulls me in, they have a unique sound (which is what every group wants, nu?). There is an Irish composer/arranger who uses the open-brass wall of sound effect (did it on a lot of Van Morrison's work) and this group sounds like that too only with the saxophones plus brass.

    David Bowie - Sound and Vision
    (Jul 19, 2007 - 21:38)
    Aside from all the other greatness of this album. This track's bass line is total killer.

    Tosca - Ocean Beat
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 20:55)
    Very soothing!

    I'm in the middle of a guitar repair on one of my 12-strings and this is good music to wire up the ax with ... now where are those wire cutters?

    George Clinton - Atomic Dog
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 20:19)

    Do tha' Dog!

    Southern Culture on the Skids - Fried Chicken And Gasoline
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 20:08)
    Great rockin bunch of guys. I've seen them a couple times and the fried chicken is finger lickin good.

    BTW for the folks who have written their various agendas -- pro and con South -- well, let me weigh in:

    I am FFT -- First Families of Tennessee; my ancestor was scalped by Indians in 1793 in what became Hardin County and his wife dispatched the savages with the family shotgun shortly there after. All documented at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

    There is a lot to say about the South .. good and bad .. just as there is about any other place on this good earth. I am a Southern person who is proud of the heritage and equally dismayed with the infamous acts which have taken place through the years after Reconstruction. We, like the German People and their responsibility for The Holocaust, will always bear the burden as Slave-owners and Lynch-mobbing Klu Klux Klanners. Whether we all are such or not isn't usually considered by the outsider.

    You've heard that "why can't we all just get along", I'll bet. Well, why can't we? Let's, OK?

    Well, here on RP we all seem to share a desire to hear the most wonderful, inventive, talented and superb music available. And the good folks of RP do all the work for us.

    Let's put our personal agenda aside and sit back and enjoy our music.


    Dave in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Fleetwood Mac - Tell Me All The Things You Do
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 19:53)
    this is good stuff. too bad the mix is muffled.
    Yoshida Brothers - Storm
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 19:32)
    The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 18:08)
    Down to Lake Charles and Little Bessy Lou .. oh yes ....

    She may have been a drunkard's dream but I love her anyway. And The Band too!

    They get a 10 without even a Hesitation Waltz...

    Toots & The Maytals - Take Me Home, Country Roads
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 18:05)
    I-ree mon!
    Bedouin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 18:02)
    rKokon wrote:
    Just got back to my computer to hear the very end of this . . . Is it a capella (unaccompanied vocal) harmonies, at least at the end of it? Just need to make sure it is the one I think it is b4 I rate it. Other comments do not mention a capella! Please somebody clarify for me.

    aCapella at the end but with accompanment. Very nice album too!

    Fountains of Wayne - Radiation Vibe
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 18:00)
    dmax wrote:


    Fountains of Wayne is in the 10% that's not crap!

    Yep and they love Mexican Wine too ...

    Counting Crows - Mrs. Potter's Lullaby
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 17:56)
    Some folks don't like Adam's voice, but it is penetrating and distinct. Like Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon and Neil Young, these guys have that special intonation which makes the listener stop and ... well, listen.

    Good cut, good group and great album.

    Cake - Love You Madly
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 14:28)
    Cake is a very cool group. Their music and on-stage presence is excellent. I had some passes to the Crawfish Boil here in Nashville and caught their show. First time I had heard them and I just had to trot down front and buy some CD's. Forgot to get a T-Shirt but they have them on their website. Cool bunch.

    The Cranberries - Zombie
    (Jul 18, 2007 - 11:08)
    Sounds a bit like Alanis doing one of her orgasmatronic howls.
    Seconds Flat - Dance On My Grave
    (Jul 17, 2007 - 20:49)
    This one with the Death Cab Cuties played earlier made me go in and take my blood pressure just to make sure I would get through the night alive.

    Now all we need is one of those goth girl hurling cutting sylvia plath wailing song "I'm so misunderstood and everyone thinks i'm (skinny/fat/ugly)" songs to cap the climax.

    Here's some hurling

    OK, now here is some cutting:

    How about everybody talks about me?

    Love is Cruel:

    Sonny Landreth - Congo Square
    (Jul 17, 2007 - 19:52)
    Great riffs!
    Beethoven - Symphony No.5 - Allegro Con Brio
    (Jul 17, 2007 - 19:11)

    Now for Night on Bald Mountain .... once by the London Phil and the next by ELO ..

    Nirvana - All Apologies
    (Jul 17, 2007 - 17:06)
    Seems like folks either love or hate Cobain. I've just in the past few months come to enjoy listening to Nirvana. That comment about Fergie without her makeup, below us in the thread ... well, I'll bet that 90% of the women who are pictured look better with their makeup. That's why it's called makeup.
    James P. Johnson - Blue Note Boogie
    (Jul 17, 2007 - 09:25)
    As Long John Baldry's Magistrate, in such a feckless Upper Class Accent, put it: "... and just what IS this 'booo-gee wooo-gee' music ... "

    Nick Lowe - When I Write The Book
    (Jul 15, 2007 - 13:33)

    Louise Goffin - Instant Photo
    (Jul 15, 2007 - 11:21)
    She has her mother's jawline.

    Beautiful in an androgynous sort of way .. kind of like Jamie Curtis ...

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
    (Jul 15, 2007 - 10:55)
    He has the poetry of both a Cohen and a Morrison. His is a powerful message and if you disregard it, then you lose.

    Interesting Wiki entry about him which demonstrates the short-sighted hypocracy of both the Limosine Left and the Professional Victims of Society.

    " ... Some in the rap community have attempted to dismiss Franti's critique of the rampant, overt violence present in gangsta rap by ridiculing Franti's white adoptive parents (though they never criticise the natural parents who abandoned him in the first place) ..."

    Here's an educational exercise: Compare Franti with Busta Rhymes musical poetry.

    Pete Yorn - I Feel Good Again
    (Jul 14, 2007 - 18:25)
    Those bass riffs are Most Excellent!

    Great sing along and foot stomping, shit kicking get down in the sawdust and hay music. Yee Ha!

    Georgia Satellites eat your hearts out.
    Elton John - Funeral For a Friend - Love Lies Bleeding
    (Jul 14, 2007 - 17:47)
    This continues to be The Paradigm.


    Chemical Brothers - Surface to Air
    (Jul 14, 2007 - 15:45)
    All Your Base Belong to Us !

    Quickly Klaatu, apply the Rotating Mechanical Devices to these Pathetic Earthlings' Nether Parts!


    Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly
    (Jul 13, 2007 - 17:26)
    The Yorkshire Ripper's theme song, it was.

    Medeski, Martin & Wood - Anonymous Skulls
    (Jul 13, 2007 - 07:03)
    I would love to see them and Jagdfleiger put their heads and gear together.

    Very creepy and effective organ synth. Cam you imagine what it would sound like with a Mellotron (if there were any of them working today).

    The Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (live)
    (Jul 12, 2007 - 21:05)
    I've always like this album despite a couple of technical flaws. There is a real, albeit low-key, kind of "live" about it.

    Jimmy's 12 string Rickenbacker sounds most excellent.

    Chrissie's mike gain was set too high and there was considerable distortion at first which evidently the sound man tried to fix back in the studio. Listen carefully to the vinyl version and you will hear the compression loading up.

    Anyway, that is pretty minor and I am not complaining. I've seen The Pretenders a couple of times live and they are always very smooth and very professional.



    Zero 7 - Destiny
    (Jul 12, 2007 - 15:46)
    She sounds like Pink ...

    OK, second listen, Dec 16th ... she sounds like Sade'

    Sort of.

    No, like Pink.

    Anyway, it's all good.
    Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys
    (Jul 12, 2007 - 11:24)
    It's the interplay between the piano riffs and Steve's singing. The sax work is brilliant.

    One of my all time faves.

    Vienna Teng - Passage
    (Jul 11, 2007 - 22:11)
    The usual Sylvia Plath stuff.

    Carbon Leaf - The War Was In Color
    (Jul 11, 2007 - 21:00)
    Been there, done that. Da Nang October 1967 - Oct 1968.

    Peace, out.

    Annie Lennox - Into The West
    (Jun 28, 2007 - 06:52)
    SmileOnADog wrote:

    My wife waited on Ms. Lennox and entourage at a restaurant (anyone remember "The Good Earth" chain?) about 25 years ago and says she was quite an agreeable person, very gracious and pleasant.

    She still is that ... Anne was here recently and went from office to office at a certain large studio thanking people and chatting she ended up having lunch up the street at the music row cafe ... she demonstrates the exemplar of a world-famous artist who is also a warm and caring human being.

    BTW, put Anne and a certain young lady named Alecia Beth in the same room with microphones and you laugh until you pee yourself.
    Little Feat - Spanish Moon
    (Jun 28, 2007 - 06:37)
    What they all Said!

    These guys are Real Musicians.

    Love those little Icons ... They are so, ummmm, expressive?

    Johray63 - Check the Brakes
    (Jun 28, 2007 - 06:33)
    Eclectic, stirring, inventive, excellent!
    Gotye - Heart's A Mess
    (Jun 27, 2007 - 06:23)
    Interesting Emo moan music. Sort of Sylvia Plath-like I am going to cut myself RIGHT NOW if you don't come over here and DO ME!.

    The instrumental accompaniment is pretty clever and enjoyable. However, the voice track is annoying, use of the hackney echoes, voice level way down in the music like the guy/gurl is standing outside the studio on the fire escape.

    It is starting to grow on me, however and I'll vote it a 5 for now.

    "Desperate to connect"? OMG! Please just go to some Nashville Printer's Alley Titty Bar .... stay away from "The Toolbox" they are into Rough Trade there.

    Paris Combo - Señor
    (Jun 27, 2007 - 06:17)
    Could that be Django playing on the album cover. As far as the Senor is concerning .. I was paying particular attention to the way the singers tongue was doing those glottal trills. Very, ummmmmmmm French?

    Oh yeah.

    This is such a clever track. I am very glad to hear this wonderful resurgence in the 1940's innovation jazz and modern style. Just makes me want to buy the album!

    Thanks Bill!

    Ray Charles - I'm Movin' On
    (Jun 27, 2007 - 06:12)
    This gets a 10, of course.

    Amazing what can be done with a four track analog recorder, four mikes and a plug-in Mellotron.

    Oh Mister Ray, we miss you but we know you are up there singing in that Heavenly Choir.

    Toots & The Maytals - Still Is Still Moving (w/ Willie Nelson)
    (Jun 27, 2007 - 06:08)
    I-Ree, Mon ...

    A Perfect Circle - Weak and Powerless
    (Jun 27, 2007 - 06:00)
    I am fervently praying that the yellow slug did NOT just emerge from her nose.
    Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Two Step (alternate version)
    (Jun 25, 2007 - 14:49)
    I compare his voice to that of Joni Mitchell .. both of these artists use their voice range to the max and make atonal complexes seem easy.

    As far as yodeling someone earlier said, well, everything is music to someone.

    Led Zeppelin - In The Light
    (Jun 25, 2007 - 09:43)
    I am almost sure that the basso profundo organ trills (124, 64, 32 & 16 Foot pipes of The Great Organ) are the same that were used by US Army Intelligence as a test weapon for disabling intruders into secret areas. Seems that at around 120dB those tones cause one to lose control of one's bowels.

    Ah, the secrets We Keep.

    Suzanne Vega - Last Year's Troubles
    (Jun 24, 2007 - 13:05)
    Nice to hear SV again. She has been missed here at RP. Suzy is a fine musician and a lovely person; very gracious and friendly.
    Joni Mitchell - Rainy Night House
    (Jun 24, 2007 - 12:30)
    The usual incredible JM poetry and music. Her voice and ability to "play the notes between the keys" and have that come out just right is absolutely uncanny.

    Patty Griffin - Stay on the Ride
    (Jun 24, 2007 - 08:49)
    MrSpaz wrote:

    Yeah, agreed. The lyrics bug me, I think; they have the scent of being contrived and of a false depth. "Ooo! The bus doesn't go anywhere...or does it!?"

    Well I LIKE it every time I hear it again. So there!

    And the Old Man Said: Hey Baby, take a ride on THIS bus baby ... there may be snow in the valley but there be a Volcano waiting' there someplace.

    Gary Jules - Falling Awake
    (Jun 24, 2007 - 08:29)
    Honkies in my heart? Hey, how about Gerbils up my butt ...

    He is trying to do a Donovan singing Atlantis, but his boat sank.

    Here, take some candy from THIS stranger!

    Natalie Merchant - Take a Look (live)
    (Jun 22, 2007 - 17:58)
    I wonder why some folks don't like NM? I mean, everyone has their likes and dislikes, but she does have a full and competent voice. Perhaps her subject materials?

    This cut is very much Janis Joplin style, and before the JJ fans excoriate me, I have heard JJ alive and in concert twice and her quiet ballads were tear-bringing for their sincerety and warmth.

    I've heard NM in concert once (Lilith Fair) and she has that kind of earth mother warmth to her voice.

    Anyway, I liked this cut.
    Yann Tiersen - La Boulange
    (Jun 22, 2007 - 17:52)
    Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:

    Sure! La boulange is the gentle nickname for the whole profession of making bread, esp. the baker her/himself and her/his crew. It can be used in a phrase like "salut la boulange" to give a friendly hello to a baker of your good friends (e.g. not doable in any bakery you step in when touring Paris)

    It is also a slang term in the south of France for a person who is gay or doing gay things, what ever they might be. Marseilles has it's own very interesting cant. I have no clue as to why "the baker" has anything to do with gay.

    et Volia, et la Groupe ....

    Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
    (Jun 22, 2007 - 11:35)
    That sax segue is soooooo great ...

    Of course, VM is soooooo great ....

    The Kinks - You Really Got Me (live)
    (Jun 22, 2007 - 06:21)
    madaxeman wrote:
    I like that,I wish I'd been there.

    I was there. It was sweaty, hot, very loud and there were two girls with no bras and enormous tits jumping up and down directly behind me slapping their insouciant mammary glands on my back. The air was thick with the haze of various herbs being smoked, with pipes and splibs being passed hand to hand with absolutely no regard to the anonymous spittle dripping from the ends. And the Enormous Tits kept slapping my back.

    If you close your eyes like this, you can hear me harmonizing ...

    Enormous Titties Slapping My Back ...

    Gomez - Me, You And Everybody
    (Jun 22, 2007 - 06:11)
    Wow! There are some chords in there that take five hands and six fingers ... very Hindi-like melding of interlocking atonal chords.

    Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Scherzo and Trio
    (Jun 22, 2007 - 06:02)
    How appropriate for play on my Linux powered super computer.

    Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
    (Jun 21, 2007 - 17:29)
    music_man wrote:
    Shut your mouth...don't sing to me.

    You talking to me?
    Snow Patrol - Shut Your Eyes
    (Jun 21, 2007 - 14:19)
    Very nice listen ... notice that at about 16 bars in there is a mixing fault where the track was cut and then pasted with a gap of about 250 milliseconds. Naughty!

    That gap could include sub-audible instructions from the Large Gray Aliens who are Secretly Dwelling under the Denver International Airport and ruling the world via their manipulation of the Masons and the Knights of Columbus.

    Then again, it might be that at all. Oh, wait, let's play that track sdrawkcaB.

    God is an Astronaut - Remembrance Day
    (Jun 21, 2007 - 06:37)
    Needs Enya Brennen to vocalize some moans and groans.

    Very nice instrumental, how ever. Gives the old 7.1 sound system here on my Linux Box "The Mighty Wurlitzer" a workout.

    Björk - Come To Me
    (Jun 20, 2007 - 12:39)
    Gosh folks, her music isn't bad ... her voice is thin and nasal but I'll bet if I said that about at least a dozen male singers who are popular you'd howl.

    Her looks (Inuit, North American Indian, exotic) have nothing to do with her singing. Her swan outfit was pretty sexy, actually and made me think that perhaps I could be a Certain Bull-Like Creature to her Certain Swan-Like Creature (mythology for the ill-educated).

    Her politics and public face are something else again, but that still doesn't detract from her music.

    I give her a six ... she's "OK" not "outstanding, etc.

    Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
    (Jun 19, 2007 - 17:56)



    Air - La Femme D'Argent
    (Jun 19, 2007 - 08:11)
    These guys are good. Their electronics are good too.

    Reminds me of the group Wig.

    Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
    (Jun 19, 2007 - 07:52)
    Ole Steve .... "Be Careful What You Wish For ..."

    Truer words were never spoken.

    Steve's work continues to amaze Music City. Between him and Jeffrey Steele .... well they are modern genii of music. Now if we can get them together on the stage at The Bluebird ....

    Cowboy Junkies - I Saw Your Shoes
    (Jun 18, 2007 - 16:23)
    guitar mixed way too low .. I'll bet it has a great fuzz edge to it up another couple notches.

    Otherwise, pretty good .... for the C.J.'s ...
    Counting Crows - A Murder Of One
    (Jun 18, 2007 - 16:13)

    Neil Young - Sugar Mountain
    (Jun 13, 2007 - 15:04)
    madaxeman wrote:
    Thank you,my sentiments exactly.

    This is the live version and he does seem subdued -- You would think a studio cut singing to the sound curtain would have less animation, I suppose.

    "Sugar Mountain" reminds me so very much of the San Diego County Fair when I was just 12 years old. My dad worked there everyday managing the musical events. I met a girl the first day and turned out her dad was also working there. Anyway, we were like totally the best buddies and had the entire run of the place from sun-up until sun-down. Well of course, it was on the last day that she told me she wanted to kiss me .. I expected a peck on the cheek --- and got my first "real" kiss. Don't know where she learned THAT from but I thought there was a live eel loose in my mouth. Never saw her again, wrote a penpal letter to the address she gave and it came back "unknown".

    That was a long time ago.

    Santana - Jingo
    (Jun 13, 2007 - 10:46)
    Is he saying "Torah .. Torah" and "Pop Tops Pop Tops".


    And his guitar is not out of tune. there is a subtle harmonic action going on in the mix.

    Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
    (Jun 12, 2007 - 16:30)
    "Most surely the righteous shall be in bliss"

    You should hear what the words mean when translated into English. Scary, very scary.

    But then all things foreign are scary to the unclean idolator infidel pagan great shai'tan and lesser evil genii which inhabit the wretched and disgusting loins of the parishiltonites and their ilk. Aiyeeeee! Jihadddddddd!!!!!
    Rolling Stones - The Spider And The Fly
    (Jun 12, 2007 - 07:47)
    OMG The Memories!

    It's 1966 in Washington, DC; a kind of fun place for a young soldier to be posted.

    On the couch with Linda ...

    My new reel-to-reel tape recorder blasting this and the whole album onto our sweaty, naked, writhing, bodies.

    My first time; her millionth;

    Thank you Linda!

    Benise - Carnaval
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 17:59)
    Can it be true that those noises were made by squeezing a chicken until it farts?

    Rubén Blades - Bochinches
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 17:55)
    This is good work. Sr Blades continues to expand his already great repertory.
    The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 07:07)
    The hook still sounds like "Eat my sister" (incest) to my befuddled ears ... but then again it could be "Beat my sister" (Family violence or BDSM) or maybe "Seat, my sister" (ordering her to sit down); or even better, "Pete, my sister" (Pete his gay brother?"

    Oh, well, good track, though ...

    James Gang - Walk Away
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 06:57)
    RIP Tommy Bolin ...
    Blanquito Man, Control Machete & Celso Piña - Cumbia Sobre El Rio
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 06:45)
    My Goodness, lot's of interesting commentary ... reminding us that music is ultimately a means of political expression -- in case some have forgotten that. Por Exjemplo, La Cucaracha is not really a clever kid's song about a cockroach.

    The music of the Spanish language culture is so varied and rich that you would need to get a college degree to really understand all of the permutations. Marvelous, compelling, colorful and very topical in themes.

    Beat Farmers - Happy Boy
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 06:35)
    Ah the Beat Farmers ... along with Mojo Nixon their tracks on "Redneck Rampage" is -- well -- awesome.

    Hubba Hubba!

    Tito & Tarantula - Sweet Cycle
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 06:21)
    Good chords, in tune, voice mike set a little low; the comment about Dylanesque is sure on point ... new to bring up the tempo a little bit. Otherwise very competent. I like them ... I am off to order the album.

    Neil Young - Cortez The Killer
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 05:54)
    "War was never known ... people worked together ..."

    Oh please! let's have some more revisionist history lessons about the Aztecs to add to your commie-pinko-redshirt-lefty-wierdo-hippie-numbskull-antiamerico-politico-spew!

    Remember! Mussolini made the trains run on time!

    R.E.M. - Me In Honey
    (Jun 05, 2007 - 05:41)
    "What about me? {"moaning, etc"}"

    Well Michael, what ABOUT ME? Narcissistic twittering .. still, it's likable.

    The Band - The Weight (With The Staples)
    (Jun 03, 2007 - 16:28)
    Ah the vision of Easy Rider ....

    Most excellent tune ....

    Why Store - Lack of Water
    (Jun 02, 2007 - 12:32)
    Needs a sprinkle of holy water ...
    Arlo Guthrie - Coming Into Los Angeles
    (Jun 02, 2007 - 11:14)
    A couple of keys? No wait, my car keys? A can of peas ... oh, a cup of tea ... sorry mister customs man my hearing ain't what it was back in the day ...

    Arlo my old friend, you rock!

    Pete Yorn - Life on a Chain (live)
    (Jun 02, 2007 - 11:11)
    Pretty peppy and good beat ... especially Judy in Disguise and the Banana Splits Theme.

    Patti Smith - Because The Night
    (May 31, 2007 - 18:47)
    When her "Wild Horses" album hit the air over WHFS in Bethesda, MD ... well, that was something indeed ... to hear her sing "Gloria" was glorious!

    Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
    (May 31, 2007 - 18:44)
    Now if we can jusssssst hear the Bugz in the Attic dub ....

    10,000 Maniacs - These Are Days (live)
    (May 31, 2007 - 16:40)
    mezzanine wrote:
    I can't believe how pitchy she is live. Her voice is all over the place. Puke!!

    Try singing in front of a bank of amps and the sound guy has screwed up your in-ear system ...
    10,000 Maniacs - These Are Days (live)
    (May 31, 2007 - 16:38)
    Great Group and great song. NM's voice has an incredible range, 3-1/2 octaves I seem to recall. Anyway, I like them ..

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire!
    (May 31, 2007 - 07:03)
    brighthue wrote:

    Update: The television will not be revolutionized.

    Yo,the television will not be televised ... besides his rap is raw truth .. who wants to hear that, eh?

    Talking Heads - Life During Wartime (Live)
    (May 30, 2007 - 16:15)
    Is that your party?

    Hell Yes It is ...

    Ain't got NO Headphones!
    John Butler Trio - Funky Tonight
    (May 30, 2007 - 16:07)
    I'm surprised that nobody is going off on their use of the Jew's Harp and the 50+ permutations of the name for that instrument ...

    Oh, and when I can clawhammer banjo like that I'll die happy ...

    Pentangle - Reflection
    (May 30, 2007 - 15:27)
    The jazz vocal is essential to the wrap ... without the female voice it is just noodling around with chords ...
    Traffic - Glad
    (May 30, 2007 - 15:05)
    OK Sax players .. try that triple tongue bit .. go on, try it ... uh huh ...

    This album is a fantastic excursion into jazz revival when everyone wanted to listen to funkadelic and other genres.

    Just plain Glad to hear it!

    The Doors - The Spy
    (May 30, 2007 - 13:08)
    I think Hotel is their best album ...
    Johnny Rivers - Secret Agent Man
    (May 30, 2007 - 13:06)
    Oh yes, kissing those Persuasive Lips!

    Yeah Baby ...

    Camera Obscura - Suspended From Class
    (May 30, 2007 - 12:39)
    Very sweet! I know how they feel, too ...

    A Band of Bees - A Minha Menina
    (May 30, 2007 - 12:02)
    I confess! I killed Kennedy, I was the Umbrella Man, I was on the Grassy Knoll, I gave Jack Ruby the Cancer, my other name is Sirhan times two, Marylin Monroe's diary is in my pocket along with the Keys to the Kingdom.

    Now will you Please Stop !!!!!

    Thank you

    I thank you and My Voices Thank You!

    William Shatner - Common People
    (May 29, 2007 - 15:23)
    This IS a paean to Paris Hilton and her ilk, isn't it? If it isn't then it should be!

    Meghana Bhat - Really Really Happy
    (May 29, 2007 - 15:16)
    I don't know what "derivative" music is supposed to be, but this cut is pretty decent music no matter what. I like the beat and the tonal flow. Mostly it is the sitar being played as if it were a guitar. Now that takes some fingers.

    The Bird and the Bee - Preparedness
    (May 29, 2007 - 15:03)
    In case of emergency tune your radio to 510 or 1610 and listen for instructions. Remember! Preparedness is Being Prepared!
    Foo Fighters - Everlong
    (May 29, 2007 - 08:10)
    they shout too much ... singing and shouting should not be confused with one or the other.

    Lengthy crashing open chords with arm swinging madly in a 360 degree circle should not be confused with playing the guitar.

    Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
    (May 29, 2007 - 07:23)
    nice concertina solos. or it could be a bandoneón ...

    Tom Petty - The Golden Rose
    (May 29, 2007 - 07:19)
    This is one of Tom's really introspective cuts. He is VERY talented, BTW .. and not just a rock and roll character with nutcracker jeans.
    OSI - Once
    (May 29, 2007 - 06:00)
    Misterfixit wrote:
    Whoa! Mostly like the psychological and self-hypnosis tool called "Hemi-Synch" made famous by the GRILL PLATE experiments of US Army Intelligence back in the 1970's. The left side right side makes me lay down on the floor and have a nice vertigo session.

    Electronics are great but kind of wished this was a no-voices piece.

    Here's that piece again! It grows on me ... and I am falling into the music now and I am sorry I was the umbrella Man and I was on the Grassy Knoll and I gave Jack Ruby the orders and the cancer ..... oh, Say, How About a Nice Game of Solitaire? .....

    Elton John - Funeral For a Friend - Love Lies Bleeding
    (May 28, 2007 - 19:13)
    RP, thanks for playing this ... I can now die happy.

    Leo Kottke - World Turning
    (May 28, 2007 - 18:43)
    leathepea wrote:
    The backup signing, is that whats-her-name from FM?

    It's Kim Parent singing backup fill.
    Cracker - Trials & Tribulations
    (May 28, 2007 - 14:51)
    well who do ya' blame? the girl, the guy, society, .... nah ... George Bush .. yeah he's to blame.
    Bitter:Sweet - Dirty Laundry
    (May 28, 2007 - 14:06)
    oh! yes! dirty laundry! quickly .. must stop hand ... must not listen to sexy girl voice ...stop hand stop ... ah! dirty laundry again!

    Jess Klein - Soda Water
    (May 28, 2007 - 13:32)
    deja vu waaaaaay back to those ciggie smokin' hot mommas singinsultry sex in one of those Key West bars during a blackout and watching for german subs off the coast with Peter Lorre making signals with the shades and porch lights.

    Jehro - Everything
    (May 28, 2007 - 13:28)
    Sure sounds like Alecia Beth Moore ...
    Euphoria - Devil May Care
    (May 28, 2007 - 11:10)
    UltraNurd wrote:

    Jaw harp and juice harp are both, to my knowledge, commonly used alternatives. I don't think the name "jew's harp" even has anything to do with Jews.

    Apparently it's called a "ooz-komuz" in Kyrgyzstan, which is a much better name. Sounds more onomatopoetic, anyway.

    Even Jews call it a Jew's Harp unless they are from one of these countries:

    * Afghanistan - chang
    * Argentina - torompe
    * Bosnia - drombulja
    * Brasil - berimboca, "harpa de boca", "berimbau de boca"
    * Bulgaria - drumboy ("дръмбой", "драмбой")
    * Chile - torompe
    * China - kǒu xiàn (口弦, lit. "mouth string")
    * Croatia - drombulja
    * Czech Republic - brumle
    * Denmark - jÞdeharpe (lit. "Jew harp")
    * Esperanto - buŝharpo (lit. mouth harp)
    * Estonia - parmupill (lit. "horse-fly instrument")
    * Euskal Herria (Basque country) - musugitarra (lit. "kiss guitar")
    * Finland - munniharppu
    * France - guimbarde

    Corse - riberbula

    * Germany - maultrommel (lit. "mouth drum")
    * Hawaii - ʻukeke
    * Hungary - doromb
    * Iceland - gyðingaharpa (kjálkaharpa)
    * India

    Assam - gogona
    Karnataka - morsing
    Kerala - mukhar-shanq (lit. "mouth conch")
    Rajasthan - morchang
    Tamil Nadu - mugar-sing

    * Indonesia

    Bali - genggong
    Butonese - ore-ore mbondu or ore Ngkale
    Kailinese - yori
    Toraja - karombi

    * Iran - zanboorak (زنبورك)
    * Ireland - trumpa; tromb (Gaelic)
    * Israel - nevel pe (נבל פה, lit. "mouth harp")
    * Italy - scacciapensieri

    Sicily - marranzano

    * Japan - koukin (口琴, lit. "mouth harp")
    * Kajkavian - brunda (lit. "the grumbling one")
    * Kazakhstan - shang-kobuz
    * Kyrgyzstan - temir-komuz (lit. "iron komuz"), ooz-komuz (lit. "mouth komuz")
    * Laos

    Hmong - rab ncas (also in Vietnam, Thailand, and China)

    * Latvia - vargāns
    * Lithuania - dambrelis
    * Mongolia - khel khuur (Хэл хуур, lit. "tongue fiddle").
    * Munanese (Indonesia) - karinta
    * Nepal - Murchunga
    * Netherlands - mondharp (lit. "mouth harp")
    * Norway - munnharpe
    * Philippines

    Maguindanao - kubing
    Maranao - kobing
    Palawan - aroding
    Tagbanua - aru-ding
    Tingguian - kolibau
    Yakan - kulaing

    * Poland - drumla
    * Portugal - berimbau
    * Romania - drâmbă
    * Russia - vargan (Варган)

    Yakutsk - kubyz
    Tyva(Tuva) republic - homus,khomus,komus (Хомус)

    * Scotland - tromb (Gaelic)
    * Slovakia - drumbľa
    * Serbia - drombulje (Дромбуље)
    * Slovenia - dromlja
    * South Africa (Afrikaans) - trompie
    * Spain - guimbarda or birimbao or arpa de boca
    * Sweden - mungiga
    * Switzerland (Swiss German) - "mal trommel"
    * Turkmenistan - gopuz (Гопуз or Гапыз)
    * Taiwan

    Amis - datok or tivtiv
    Atayal - lubu
    Bunun - honghong

    * Ukraine - drymba (Дримба)
    * Vietnam - đàn mÃŽi
    * Wales - sturmant

    Euphoria - Devil May Care
    (May 28, 2007 - 11:05)
    The Real Tuesday Weld - Turn on the Sun Again
    (May 28, 2007 - 11:02)
    Tuesday Weld .. now there is a name from the past .... fevered wetdreamy kind of teenyboppertightsweater ... hangin' with the leather jacket greasyhair ducktail ciggies in the T-squirts pack .. using every orifice for pleasure and pain whilst her twisted neurons genuflect to a life of horror travail daddyIhateyou and mommydoesn'tcare slutty slut omg yes!
    Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety
    (May 28, 2007 - 10:49)
    Interesting lyrics ... sort of Jim Morrison poetry sort of ....

    Joan Osborne - What You Are
    (May 27, 2007 - 12:06)
    "always waiting for tha lucky day ..."

    Aren't we all?

    Joan is a terrific performer and in person a wonderful person. Warm, funny, plays a mean 12-string too ...

    The Dandy Warhols - Godless
    (May 26, 2007 - 10:30)
    I am pretty sure that "Bohemian Like Me" is my favorite -- plus the video had that nekkid girl in it .. but the Dandy Warhols are truly an innovative bunch. Love their sound.
    Eels - Your Lucky Day In Hell
    (May 26, 2007 - 10:16)
    weevilkinevil wrote:
    Crappy lyrics.
    Hmmm, what rhymes with hell? Oh yeah, doorbell, let's use that...

    oh well

    Eastmountainsouth - The Ballad Of Young Alban and Amandy
    (May 26, 2007 - 10:12)
    drover wrote:

    Reminds me of an Edie Brickell & New Bohemians lyric about a man who kills his friend after finding out his wife cheated with the friend.

    The ground was red
    The ground was white

    And blue was the color of the sky

    should of whacked both of them, flip a coin which one first
    Autamata - Skimming Stones
    (May 26, 2007 - 10:09)
    ethereal ....

    Radiohead - Thinking About You
    (May 26, 2007 - 10:07)
    screechy teen age angst hatemyselfmymommydadmyschool trying new bass chords 'cus they like be like totally total dude i'llfixyou i'll get my pipe and brillo and smokeit then sing aboutdat, yo.

    Rodrigo y Gabriela - Stairway to Heaven
    (May 26, 2007 - 10:02)
    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Light Up Ya Lighter
    (May 25, 2007 - 19:16)
    lmic wrote:

    Race is a made-up concept. That said, fact check, dude, fact check... According to Wiki, Franti is of African, American Indian, Italian, and German descent.


    Calexico - Crystal Frontier (Widescreen)
    (May 25, 2007 - 13:14)
    Ayi! que awesomeico!

    Delerium - A Poem for Byzantium
    (May 25, 2007 - 13:14)
    I worry about all this hindoo music. Those screeches, when processed in reverse using a special exothermic Interocitor device, reveal possible messages to Large Grey Space Aliens secretly living under the Denver International Airport (symbol DIA .. get it?).

    Very relaxing, however ... my eyes are heavy, soooooo heavy ....

    Wilco - Can't Stand It
    (May 24, 2007 - 13:25)
    QualityPie wrote:

    That's truer than you might think.

    When Wilco submitted Summerteeth to Warner Bros., "Can't Stand It"
    wasn't on the album; the album was otherwise as released,
    with "She's A Jar" batting leadoff and all else following.
    The company rejected it, saying it needed a grab-you pop song,
    something that could be released as a single (they felt it had no singles).
    Wilco whipped up "Can't Stand It" out of nothing, pronto, on demand.
    The company approved, the album got released, and when
    the whole stupid dance happened all over again with the next album,
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco bought out their contract and left Warner.

    Wilco knows how to work the suits .... give them what the suits think they want, make it a hit and laugh all the way to the bank.

    Wilco is very fresh, very dedicated, very important and very good ...

    Oliver Mtukudzi - Ndima Ndapedza
    (May 24, 2007 - 13:23)
    briushka wrote:

    Uh oh, now you dunnit
    You brought up race!
    And religion!
    And sex!
    And it wasn't in a progressive manner
    And your from Tennessee
    Wonder how long before your comment gets reported and deleted?

    Or at least scolded incessantly by people with no sense of humor

    He-he, you said, like, he-he, you said quivering quims

    Throbbing pulsating quivering, etc etc.....

    "They" would have a difficult time me ...

    Cheers from Music City, USA


    Oliver Mtukudzi - Ndima Ndapedza
    (May 24, 2007 - 08:23)
    Hey! Yet Another Foreign Song (YAFS). Why this bunch ain't even speaking American. And that animalistic, sensualist, coupling in frenzied urgency thrusting gigantic chocolate tools of love into the quivering quims of gasping and moaning new york jewish white girls.

    Once Black, Never Back.


    Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock and Roll (w/ Jimmy Page)
    (May 24, 2007 - 07:08)
    Any guy who marries his 13-year old cousin and gets away with it has to be .... well, something .... particularly if she looked like that shoplifter gal. She didn't, however, but I guess love was blind.

    The original -- which I have on a 78rpm -- is more "authentic" but this is still cool.
    The Beatles - Revolution
    (May 24, 2007 - 06:08)
    Ahhhhh .. our paradigm anti-war song of the '60's.

    Rock on boys ...

    All Right!
    Pangea - Kiranga Beat
    (May 23, 2007 - 12:53)
    did yoko write the music?
    Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby
    (May 23, 2007 - 12:52)
    third or forth world wierdo looney leftist hypno-manchurian candidate music infiltrating the precious bodily fluids of our children with messages when played sideways inculcate them in ritualistic ossessive compulsive behavior twitches which secretly send Morse code signals to the Large Greys in their Alien Headquarters underneath the Denver International Airport masonic sign.

    Sheryl Crow - Redemption Day
    (May 23, 2007 - 11:54)
    screechy ... sounds like a dump truck load full of orphan babies when a bushel basket of broken razon blades are dumped in on top of them. Sort of ...

    Besides Crow is a jerk in person ... her narcissism is very narcissistic ....

    Ani DiFranco - 32 Flavors
    (May 22, 2007 - 13:43)
    teen age ennui sylvia plathizing bell-jarring each and every real or imagined slight or lip twist as she hurls and cuts and binges and hurls and cuts and .... between ani and alanis there lies angst
    The Who - The Real Me
    (May 22, 2007 - 13:16)

    Jah Wobble - Visions of You
    (May 21, 2007 - 12:28)
    Skarp wrote:

    I had to register just to talk about the old HFS in Bethesda. My friends and I still talk about it. Weasel is back on the air on 94.7 (I think) but what a station to have around growing up.

    Evidently Brewgoat, you and me are the WHFS fans here. "102.3 in Bethesda". I googled Cerphe and Weasel and of course WHFS .. what a difficult time the old girl has had over the years. I remember hearing Damian the day he returned to the air .. almost unintelligible ... there I was bawling like a baby. I returned from overseas sometime after the change to Hispanic music (or maybe it was all-news?) and the freq change to below 102 .... I don't think I listened to the radio for a week.

    Now for the heartbreaker ... Once Upon A Time I had a set of ten Ten Inch reels of continuous on-air recording that we did in our lab in the Pentagon.

    Covered a whole week at 7-1/2 ips would have been about 1972 or 73.

    Lost in a move from Germany back to the US in 1985.

    Oh well ....

    Kirsty MacColl - In These Shoes?
    (May 21, 2007 - 10:32)
    Looks like Mexican Justice trumps again ...


    The Pretenders - Space Invader
    (May 20, 2007 - 17:10)
    Blobby Hell! Right straight from Link Wray and His Ray Men ....

    K-Os - Crabbuckit
    (May 20, 2007 - 12:03)
    Amazing what one guy with a suite of computers can end up with.

    Crap in the Bucker
    Crabs in the bucket
    hats in the fuckit
    knats in the tucket
    stacksup and sukit

    I guess you have to be there ...

    Sonia Dada - Ain't Life for the Living
    (May 20, 2007 - 11:39)
    chucklesalmon wrote:

    Just curious... how are these drums annoying to you? I'd love to know, cuz i thats sort of how I play drums.....

    Mixed too high ...

    J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton - Ride the River
    (May 20, 2007 - 11:37)
    This CD is playing in my truck on "repeat continuous" for the trip from Brentwood to Music Row.

    The American Analog Set - Hard to Find
    (May 19, 2007 - 20:11)
    Geecheeboy wrote:
    perfect seque, Rusty Cage > Hard to Find. Brilliant. How do you do this, Bill? What sort of database do you maintain that records the beat, pitch and so forth to find these songs to blend so perfectly?

    Ask Cerphe
    KT Tunstall - Another Place to Fall
    (May 19, 2007 - 19:26)
    Sort of a vocal intonation mix between Avril Lavigne and Jerry Garcia.

    Think about it.
    Ben Harper - Gather 'Round The Stone
    (May 19, 2007 - 19:07)
    His performance here at the Ryman was awesome. I know, that is a much hackneyed word. But he was Awesome. Interesting too that Laura was there in the audience and a lot of groupies asked her for an autograph instead of him. His interesting mix of African-Jewish-Cherokee blood makes him a very handsome man, too and there were quite a number of women and not a few men swooning in the audience when he sang "Oppression" his favorite looney-left song.
    The Doors - Riders On The Storm
    (May 19, 2007 - 19:01)
    I am still convinced that Navy Intelligence gave him a hot shot and held his head under water in Paris.

    Sic Transit Gloria!

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Light Up Ya Lighter
    (May 19, 2007 - 18:56)
    Iree, Mon, Iree .... somehow white guys with dreads just can't get that real ganja rap right.

    Big Brother And The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart
    (May 19, 2007 - 18:27)
    Oh my dear Janis
    We loved;
    Oh my dear Janis
    I loved;
    Oh my dear Janis
    You loved;
    Too much.

    Sigur Rós - Untitled Track 8
    (May 19, 2007 - 15:12)
    Practice makes perfect.

    Jayhawks - Save It For A Rainy Day
    (May 19, 2007 - 06:31)
    This track has a mixing glitch 8 bars in from the front. Either that or the data track on RP's machine is skipping.

    Other than that, I think this is fairly ho-hum. They are pretty proficient, however and this track is good listening for driving and elevating.
    Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Living In The Country
    (May 19, 2007 - 06:27)
    We do know, of course, that Leo has six fingers, extraordinarily long and agile?

    Kottke, Fahey and Prine ....
    Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
    (May 19, 2007 - 06:25)
    Ahhhhh that delicious Nanette Workman and her vocal improv.
    B.B. King & Tracy Chapman - The Thrill Is Gone
    (May 18, 2007 - 19:53)
    What's next? A Disco Backbeat Remix?

    And Tracy ... well, I think she could have done this by herself, but it would still be not too good.

    Mister King:

    Ms Chapman:
    Harvey Reid - Racing the Storm
    (May 18, 2007 - 19:22)
    Great picking ... sort of Prine-ish but maybe more Fahey ... anyway ... Harvey burns his axe for sure.

    Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
    (May 18, 2007 - 19:09)
    The Chambers Brothers have to be a major icon of the So-Cal club-rock scene. They got their start singing in a Mississippi church as kids.

    Keenan, rest in peace brother!
    Ennio Morricone - For A Few Dollars More
    (May 18, 2007 - 18:52)
    Molto Bene!

    Alice Russell - High Up On The Hook
    (May 18, 2007 - 18:35)
    After Koop too, good segue ... this is another delightful modern chanteuse bar band of the 1940's.

    Think black and white movie, big dance floor, steak and salad for 3 dollars cents; mixed drinks for 75 cents, and of course, the full time band.

    The heydays of Jimmy Petrillo ...
    Koop - Koop Island Blues (w/ Ane Brun)
    (May 18, 2007 - 18:30)
    Vibraphone, Clarinet, snaredrum with brushes .... and of course Ane's voice. Simply Marvelous My Dear!

    And the trombone slides into the clarinet like .. well, sort of like, well, you know ...

    I think the bass is an upright Kay electric, which sounds pretty close to an upright acoustic contrabass. I'd love to hear an alternative track with a full size acoustic bass.

    Ah, but, Ane is ... Ane!

    OK so I am a fan ...

    Jack Johnson - Good People
    (May 18, 2007 - 17:31)
    This is good listening music. His effortless and very proficient chord changes, well they are icing on the cake of his voice.

    Yes, some here have said this is "bland music". I don't see it that way. A 2007 Cat Stevens? Well, what's bad about that?

    You complainers have expectations which are both irrational and difficult to justify.

    If any of you can carry a tune and play a guitar, well then maybe you have some ammunition. This track is simplistic, it is clearly sung, it is minimalist in melody, yet it is enjoyable. Why? Find you own reasons or not but don't make complaints about a style of music rarely heard in the past few years.

    Spend more time listening and understanding than make sarcastic comments.

    By the way, when a monkey climbs a tree in a hurry the first thing you see is his big red ass.

    Think about it.

    Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
    (May 18, 2007 - 10:11)
    The saxophone parts are from the same guy who did some of Eminem's music ... lives in Nashville, performs at local ritzy hotel.
    Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot
    (May 17, 2007 - 18:58)
    Ahhhh .. Patti's voice is unique. She has a rare quality in her musical poetry. I used to think that Wild Horses was her best of the best, but this Dancing album is very close to showing her great talent.
    Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
    (May 17, 2007 - 15:31)
    drtjdel wrote:

    I don't remember the tongue. But I remember multiple zipperings ruined my copy back in high school. I believe Andy Warhol designed the album cover.

    Yep, the original Andy Warhol album with zipper and tongue, inside the original package went for $26,750 on eBay recently.

    It's a great conversation piece.

    I bought it ...

    Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book By Looking at the Cover
    (May 17, 2007 - 13:26)
    I am soooooo conflicted. Between Bo Diddly and Long John Baldry .. this song is a house rocker ... but which one to put onto continuous repeat?????
    The Be Good Tanyas - Light Enough to Travel
    (May 17, 2007 - 06:27)
    Seems from reading the reviews there is a lot of opinion spread about the BGT .... I think they are precious, very primitive kind of stuff but interesting music and lyrics. P.S. I have all of their albums and traveled the Victoria to see them once upon a time. Great stage presence.
    The Wailin' Jennys - Take it Down
    (May 17, 2007 - 05:41)
    They sound to me like another BeGood Tanya group. They are good and their harmony is spot on, so this is not a complaint or a diss (do we still say that? OMG I am like soooo old).

    I feel that the female harmony groups are great, especially when they bring back old traditionals.